Category Archives: Outreach

Communicating Advanced Mathematics to Kids

By Jeremy Martin, Professor, University of Kansas I’ve often thought that we could do a lot better job of explaining “advanced” mathematics concepts in simple language for the benefit of a wider audience. As a student, I never liked being … Continue reading

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The Third Year of “On Teaching and Learning Mathematics”

By Benjamin Braun, Editor-in-Chief, University of Kentucky Summer 2017 brought the third anniversary of On Teaching and Learning Mathematics and with it our annual review of the articles we have published since our previous year in review article. Over the … Continue reading

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Creating Momentum Through Communicating Mathematics

By Matthias Beck, San Francisco State University, and Brandy Wiegers, Central Washington University Given five minutes, can you turn to the person next to you and describe your research? How about over 15 minutes in front of a class of … Continue reading

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An Inclusive Maths Conference: ECCO 2016

By Viviane Pons, maitre de conferences (Assistant Professor), Université Paris-Sud Editor’s Note: An expanded version of this article previously appeared at http://openpyviv.com/2016/07/12/ECCO/. Being one of the few women in the men’s world of mathematics and computer science has led me … Continue reading

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The Second Year of “On Teaching and Learning Mathematics”

By Art Duval, Contributing Editor, University of Texas at El Paso Another year has flown by, and so it is once again a good time to collect and reflect on all the articles we have been able to share with … Continue reading

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Start Small, Think Big: Making a Difference Through K-12 Mathematics Outreach

By Kathleen Fowler, Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Clarkson University Since starting my career as a faculty member in 2003, I jumped right in to K-12 Outreach and have never looked back. I was motivated by … Continue reading

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The First Year of “On Teaching and Learning Mathematics”

By Benjamin Braun, Editor-in-Chief, University of Kentucky It has been one year since On Teaching and Learning Mathematics launched, so it seems an appropriate time for reflection.  As I re-read the 36 articles we have published over the past twelve … Continue reading

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Do Mathematicians Need New Journals About Education?

By Priscilla Bremser, Contributing Editor, Middlebury College. In the past nine months, I’ve heard colleagues at three different meetings—an AMS sectional meeting in Louisville, the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore, and the Contemporary Issues in Mathematics Education workshop at the … Continue reading

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On Being a Friendly Mathematician

By Art Duval, Contributing Editor, University of Texas at El Paso Almost fifteen years later, Lucy Michal still remembers the exact words Phil Daro told the leaders of the El Paso Collaborative for Academic Excellence as they were preparing to … Continue reading

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