Monthly Archives: January 2020

Sarah Friday on JMM 2020

Sarah Friday talks about attending her first Joint Mathematics Meetings.

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MAA Workshop on Microaggressions

This morning I went to the MAA workshop “Identifying and Managing Microaggressions in the Academic Setting”. It was run by Lynn Garrioch and Semra Kilic of Colby-Sawyer College, Omayra Orteya of Sonoma State, and Rosalie Bélanger-Rioux of McGill University. The … Continue reading

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Donald King discusses JMM 2020

Northeastern University mathematician, Donald King, shares his experience at JMM.

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Creating a math textbook accessible to the blind

I entered the press room at JMM this morning to find a bustle of excitement as four men prepared to introduce themselves on video. As they explained their roles to the camera, J. Brian Conrey of AIM pulled me aside … Continue reading

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A conversation with the team behind Math That Feels Good

A team of researchers has developed a method for easily creating textbooks in Braille, with an initial focus on math textbooks. Learn more about their work. Here are two examples Braille math:

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Generating Ideas of Undergraduate Research Projects

How do Joe Gallian, Katie Johnson, Stephan Garcia and Colin Adams generate ideas for their many undergraduate research projects? Pamela Harris put together a panel and this is what they had to say. Joe Gallian: – Do original research, have … Continue reading

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Nancy Reid Invited Address: “In Praise of Small Data”

Last night’s speaker, Nancy Reid of the University of Toronto, was introduced with so many accolades that I couldn’t keep track of them all. Her talk, on the ways “big data” has been overhyped in recent years, opened with a … Continue reading

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“Have FUN!” – Joe Gallian

Didn’t do well in high school. Didn’t think he would go to college. After getting his PhD, he applied to 145 jobs and got one, just one… University of Minnesota Duluth. Then, he became the father of undergraduate research. I … Continue reading

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MAA Invited Address by Scott Adamson: Mazes, riddles, zombies and unicorns

Scott Adamson, of Chandler-Gilbert Community College, kicked off his talk by asking the audience this: “How can we create a more joyful mathematical learning experience where the beauty of mathematics can be shared and be engaged in by our students?” … Continue reading

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A conversation with Samuel Hansen

Samuel Hansen discusses their math podcast, Relatively Prime, and JMM 2020.

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