Monthly Archives: May 2015

Collective Action: Why the Future is Brighter for Undergraduate Teaching in the Mathematical Sciences

By Karen Saxe, Professor, Macalester College, and Principal Investigator “A Common Vision for the Undergraduate Mathematics Program in 2025” [NSF DUE-1446000] A remarkable event took place a few weeks ago at the Alexandria, Virginia headquarters of the American Statistical Association. … Continue reading

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In Math as in Dance, Don’t Miss a Step, or Else You May Fall

By A.K. Whitney, journalist.  In 2009, Whitney went back to school to find out, once and for all, if journalists really are as bad at math as they fear they are; her blog about the experience, Mathochism, runs on Medium … Continue reading

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Famous Unsolved Math Problems as Homework

By Benjamin Braun, Editor-in-Chief, University of Kentucky One of my favorite assignments for students in undergraduate mathematics courses is to have them work on unsolved math problems.  An unsolved math problem, also known to mathematicians as an “open” problem, is … Continue reading

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