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Category Archives: Math Teaching
Solvitur Ambulando
An algebraist, a finitist, and a determinist walk into a statistics classroom. They are all the same person and worse: the teacher, so the joke is on the students. For reasons still partly obscure to me, my department has given … Continue reading
Posted in Grad student life, Math, Math History, Math Teaching, Statistics, Teaching
Tagged nature of proof, paradox, probability theory, Zeno of Elea
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How to Divide by Zero: An Interview with Bill Shillito
For this post, I interviewed a colleague about a new project he is working on: a website where he encourages his readers to consider the possibility of dividing by zero. Bill Shillito has a Master’s degree in Secondary Mathematics Education … Continue reading
The Sliding Scale of Academia
When I start thinking about where I am going in the future – or when someone asks me the ageold question, “What do you want to do when you graduate?” – I hesitate to answer. My hesitation is wellwarranted. It … Continue reading
Mathematics Students and Legitimate Peripheral Participation
One of the things that mathematics educators often talk about is the idea of teaching the norms of the discipline of mathematics to students, starting at a fairly young age. In Jo Boaler and Cathlee Humphreys’ book Connecting Mathematical Ideas: … Continue reading
Posted in Math Education, Math Teaching, Teaching
Tagged Math Teaching, Math Teaching and Learning, Teaching
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