Monthly Archives: October 2015

A Few Math Riddles

Hello, and welcome! I wanted to make my first post for this blog about something light, so I thought I would share three of my favorite “over-the-dinner-table” math riddles/problems. These are all in the folklore, but you might not have … Continue reading

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Time to start planning your summer!

As the days grow shorter and pumpkin-flavored everythings begin to inundate our lives, we are just starting to accept that summer is really over.  But believe it or not, it’s already time to start planning next summer!  In this post, I … Continue reading

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Applying For A NSF GRF

Welcome. As this is my first post for this blog, an introduction is probably in order. I’m David, but most people call me DJ, and I am a second year graduate student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. My … Continue reading

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Matrix Multiplication Made Easy

(or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Matrix, part I) For those of you charged with teaching a linear algebra course or still struggling to picture the complicated dance of mass arithmetic known as matrix multiplication, here’s … Continue reading

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Documenting the Academic Job Search – Part I

This will be the first in a series of posts documenting “lessons learned” from my own academic job search. The earliest deadlines for tenure track positions occur around the first of October (though most are clustered between November and December). … Continue reading

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