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Category Archives: Math Teaching
Teaching in the Time of Coronavirus, Part I
Hi all, 2020 has been a complicated year so far, and things are only going to get more complicated as the COVID19 pandemic. I’ve been thinking a lot about teaching recently, (as I’m the instructor for a class of undergrad … Continue reading
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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