Monthly Archives: August 2019

What I wish I knew in the first two years

At the end of last summer, I had the pleasure of leading a pre-orientation for incoming graduate students. We had four three-hour meetings over the course week and our only main objective was to read through “Six ways to sum … Continue reading

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What is an Infinitesimal?

A guest post from Reginald Anderson at Kansas State University. First-time learners of calculus often struggle with the notion of an infinitesimal, and considering $\frac{dy}{dx}$ literally as a fraction can lead students astray in Calculus III and differential equations, when … Continue reading

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The AMS invites applications for staff writers of the Graduate Student Blog

The AMS invites applications for staff writers of the Graduate Student Blog, a blog by and for graduate students in mathematics, beginning in the fall 2019 semester. Staff writers share their experiences and challenges as graduate students, solicit posts, and … Continue reading

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