Monthly Archives: September 2012

Stories for Mathematicians: The Mathematical Fiction Homepage

If you enjoy math, it’s a pretty fair bet that you’ve seen A Beautiful Mind, the Academy Award-winning film about the life of mathematician John Forbes Nash.  Perhaps you’ve even read Sylvia Nasar’s biography of Nash, on which the movie … Continue reading

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Return of Prof. Strogatz’s Column in the New York Times

Two years ago, Professor Steven Strogatz wrote a series of articles for the New York Times titled The Elements of Math. In the first installation he covered topics such as infinity, calculus and group theory. The Professor is back with … Continue reading

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Dance your math PhD

When I heard that there was a contest to explain your PhD thesis through dance, I knew that I had to do it. I spent a few months thinking about how to turn my theorem into a compelling dance, and … Continue reading

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My Summer with iClickers

I am not an all technology all the time kind of girl. I don’t believe in calculators on exams, or being in contact with my students via email 24 hours a day. But I LOVE iClickers. IClickers are a student … Continue reading

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Technology and Mathematics

Not too long ago, while in line for a coffee, the customer in front of me remarked that many people nowadays are so distracted by all these technological gadgets. Apparently, he was looking at a passerby in the street outside … Continue reading

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