Monthly Archives: November 2015

Prelims and Master’s Exams Tips

Hello there! I’m Shelby, a math PhD student at University of Illinois – Chicago. For my first post, I’d like to share some tips I’ve gathered on acing preliminary exams and master’s exams. Not every math PhD program has preliminary … Continue reading

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The Oscars of Mathematics

  Congratulations to Ian Agol for being awarded the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics, the so-called, “Oscars of Science” and mathematics [1]! Tech entrepreneurs Mark Zuckerberg and Yuri Milner created the Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics in 2014 to, “Reward[s] significant discoveries across … Continue reading

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Teaching Calculus: Two Handy Techniques

In my five years of teaching calculus, I’ve noticed that students often struggle with partial fractions and integration by parts. Therefore, here are two alternative methods I use that are faster and easier than the traditional methods that most authors … Continue reading

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