Monthly Archives: November 2011

Contemplative education; math and meditation

“The faculty of voluntarily bringing back a wandering attention, over and over again, is the very root of judgment, character, and will. . . An education which should improve this faculty would be the education par excellence.”  -William James, 1890 … Continue reading

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Upcoming Breaks

It is becoming increasingly obvious that breaks from school is no longer a time to get some R&R. I will spend this Thanksgiving break with my parents and also working on my thesis. I just need to keep in mind, … Continue reading

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Grad Blog on Twitter

We are now on Twitter. Make sure you follow us, @AMSGradBlog.

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Sudoku

As many of you may know, Sudoku is a logic-based, combinatorial number-placement puzzle.  I recently found an online database of Sudoku puzzles at http://www.websudoku.com/. Sudoku has a great deal of math involved in it. If you are interested in reading about the … Continue reading

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“Good is the enemy of done.”

When you are doing homework for a class, it is nice to know that there is a solution to the problems that you solve within a given time limit (even if that time limit is the end of the semester). … Continue reading

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