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AMS panel on math and motherhood
To top off JMM, I went to the AMS panel discussion on mathematics and motherhood hosted by Carrie Diaz Eaton of Bates College. Panelists Karoline Pershell, executive director of the Association for Women in Mathematics, Karen Saxe, the associate executive … Continue reading
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James Tanton’s proofs that 1 = 2
This afternoon at MathematiCon, James Tanton proved to us 12 different ways that 1 = 2. Here are just a few of his arguments: 1. Since $i^2 = 1$, \[ 1 = {i^2 + 3 \over 2} = {(\sqrt{1})(\sqrt{1}) + … Continue reading
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Advice from Haimo Award Winners
What do awardwinning mathematicians Federico ArdilaMantilla, Mark Tomforde, and Suzanne Weeks have to say about teaching? Each of these mathematicians received the MAA Haimo Award at JMM 2020 and gave 20 minute talks. Here is a summary. Federico ArdilaMantilla used … Continue reading
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