Monthly Archives: August 2011

Discount on Textbooks

Update. Left over discount codes: mathgradwilliamsmb, 50% off; mathgradmb, 15% off. Please feel free to use them. The first fifteen people to email me at from a .EDU email account will receive a coupon code for 15% off textbooks at … Continue reading

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New Employment Blog

Sue Geller, a member of the Joint Committee on Employment Opportunity, has started a new blog for the AMS on employment. I think it’s a niche that is sorely in need of filling. Many people, especially in the mathematics community, … Continue reading

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Are Mathematics Students Expected to Forgo Pure Mathematics?

If a student is asked “What do you study?” and she answers “Mathematics,” it is likely that the next question is “Ah! What do you do with that?”. And if she does not find an immediate answer because this question … Continue reading

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Should Math Be Taught in Schools?

One of my professors (Dr. Autin) posted the following video on her Facebook page. The video gave me a good chuckle. Perhaps some people really do have this attitude towards math. Does anyone experience attitudes like this in their daily … Continue reading

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Letting Students Leave Discussion

By Laura Zirbel Summer session is challenging here at UCSB. Students take summer classes for one of two reasons: They are responsible and are foregoing the beach and video games to get ahead in their studies, or They failed the … Continue reading

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