Monthly Archives: June 2011

My First Teaching Experience

by Sudip Paul I’d like to talk about my first teaching experience. It was in the Fall of 2010 – I had to teach integral calculus. I had taught before but it was always 2-3 students at a time. I … Continue reading

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Gender, Race, and Sexuality in Mathematics

by Brian Katz In Mathematics, more than in any other field, themes of gender, race, religion, and sexuality seem irrelevant. We push abstraction further than any other discipline, so ignoring these themes may be necessary for our disciplinary work. And … Continue reading

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Mathematics and Wolfram

by Tyler Clark I am sure many of you have used Mathematica. I am on Wolfram’s mailing list and just received an update from them today. The company will be holding a conference in Champaign, IL on October 19-21. The … Continue reading

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The Moore Method: for Undergraduates?

by Jean Joseph In my daily morning walks, I’ve managed to read R. L. Moore’s biography (R. L.Moore: Mathematician and Teacher by John Parker (MAA)), where I learn about his famous method of instruction: he would give some axioms to … Continue reading

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Cheating, Learning Quizzes, and What I learned at the DMV

by Brian Katz I recently moved to a new state, which meant that I needed a new driver’s license. I expected to have to sign some paperwork, but I was surprised to have to take a computerized quiz. Although the … Continue reading

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