Monthly Archives: February 2011

Math, How do I love thee? Let me count the ways….

by Angelean Hendrix How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and width and height Analysis can prove, when dimensions out of sight For the ends of Optimizations and ideal attracting solutions. … Continue reading

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In Pursuit of Increased Audience Participation

by Derek Smith Maybe it shouldn’t, but it often amazes me when I notice similarities between tutoring 6th graders and my work as a TA. I don’t mean this in a disparaging manner; I’ve simply observed a few common (though … Continue reading

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Advice on Attending Conferences in the Notices

by Kareem Carr There is a great article by Katherine Ott in the Notices this month about attending conferences.  I will just quote the first paragraph: Like many mathematicians, I occasionally miss class in order to attend a research conference.  … Continue reading

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Happy Mathematician, Productive Mathematician?

by Kareem Carr An article by Benedict Carey in the New York Times last month highlighted a study that might shed some insight both on why mathematics is so enjoyable and how to get slightly better at resolving otherwise puzzling … Continue reading

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Appreciating math details in the outside world

By Diana Davis Last spring, I spent a few months reading and understanding a paper about regular octagons. I spent so much time looking at octagons, drawing octagons, and thinking about octagons, that I started noticing them in my everyday … Continue reading

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