Monthly Archives: March 2012

ODEs and the meaning of life

What life lessons can you take away from an introductory ODE class? Does mathematical content implicitly promote a worldview? As a TA or instructor, to what extent is it appropriate to wax philosophical during class? Recently, a friend sent me … Continue reading

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AMS Graduate Student Blog Flyer

Please feel free to print and post the flyer to the left in your math department (Click the photo to open the PDF version). A special thank you to editor Jean Joseph for suggesting a flyer be created and Cara … Continue reading

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The Employment Outlook for Math Careers

by Brian Jenkins – BrainTrack.com A variety of organizations and companies hire mathematicians. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) forecasts a 22% employment growth for mathematicians from 2008 to 2018, which is much faster than the average for all occupations (http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos043.htm). The … Continue reading

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Do It By Your Own

I ran across the following article by Soojung Shin, a high school student in Korea. I tried to solve it with the guide of a pamphlet I received at Toys-R-Us on solving Rubik’s cubes. I realized that even though my cube … Continue reading

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Hunger Games

The odds had been entirely in her favor. But it hadn’t mattered. With the movie release yesterday, I’m sure many of you have heard of The Hunger Games. I had never read the books, but I decided to start the … Continue reading

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