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Contents
 Real Numbers Base…Factorials! And A Byproduct
 Daily Quizzes: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly—Part 2
 Shedding light on AI’s black boxes
 Gauge Theory and LowDimensional Topology (Part II: Smooth FourManifolds)
 AMS Notices Spotlight September 2017
 A Pretty Lemma About Prime Ideals and Products of Ideals
 Donaldson Turns 60
 What to Do When a Group Gets Stuck Working on a Task
 An Infinite Understanding
 SMART
 AMS Notices Spotlight August 2017
 Adapting Problems to Improve their Groupworthiness
 Gauge Theory and LowDimensional Topology (Part I: Historical Context)
 Some Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students in Mathematics
 The “Idea” of a Scheme
 Challenge by Choice: How to gain power in your own education
 How to Survive Grad School as a Woman in STEM
 AMS Notices Spotlight June/July 2017
 Experience at an AMS Mathematics Research Community
 Matrix Multiplication, the human way!
 Optimal Control Theory to Settle Reinhardt’s Conjecture
 What is a Manifold? (6/6)
 Ordered Fields and When You Can’t Order Them
 On “Imposter Syndrome”
 The Science of Moving Dots
 What is a Manifold? (5/6)
 A Letter From the Editors on the Executive Order on Immigration
 Using Groupworthy Tasks to Increase Student Engagement
 Up to Date Blog Content for JMM 2017
 A Hidden Gem for the JMM
 See, Accept, Affirm
 What is a Manifold? (4/6)
 Riddle of the Month (November)
 Mathematical Democracy: Mission Impossible? Maybe not…
 What is a Manifold? (3/6)
 Conquering Students’ MidSemester Complacency
 The Math of Elections
 What is a Manifold? (2/6)
 “A Game With Mirrors”
 What is a manifold? Yet another article! (1/6)
 A New Addition!
 Riddle of the Month (September)
 Call for Writers!
 Applying the InquiryOriented Approach in teaching Math Courses
 The Evolution of Navigating the Sea
 Is Math Truly Forever?
 Farewelcome
 Lego Grad Student
 The Winners Write the Textbook
 The Role of Generalization in Advanced Mathematical Thinking
 False Positive vs. False Negative
 Creating a Successful Learning Environment
 Free Money: July 25th Deadline for AMS Travel Grants
 Mathematics and Dance: Enhancing Understanding Through Movement
 Scott Kim: The Power of Puzzle Creation
 Infinity Elephants and Gabriel’s Horn
 Nate Silver and the Stylish Statistics of Predicting Elections
 Higher Dimensional Polytopes
 OKCupid: The Math Behind Online Dating
 Cost Functions in Ergonomics
 Daily Quizzes: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly—Part 1
 Computers in Math Education
 How Failing to Meet My Goals Made Me Happier
 Tupper’s SelfReferential Formula
 Summer’s Here: Time to Organize All Those Papers!
 Hey There, Grad Student, You’re in Good Company – Part 2
 Hey There, Grad Student, You’re in Good Company – Part 1
 The Man Who Knew Infinity (Mathematical Movie!)
 Dance Your Dissertation: Behind the Scenes
 Traversing Mountain Passes
 For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.
 3 Revolutionary Women of Mathematics
 Eigenightmares, Dancing Stick Figures, and the Advantages of a Spiral Approach to Pedagogy
 Getting Students Used to Abstract Concepts
 Graduate School: Where Grades Don’t Matter
 Pixar in a Box: My New Answer to “What’s this good for?”
 Computing π with Billiards (Mathematical Puzzles/Riddles, Part IV)
 A Fresh Slice of π
 Preparing for Job Applications
 Hookups, Dating, and Markov Chains: Teaching Matrices so that Your Students Won’t Hate Them, Part III
 Overcoming the Challenges of Grad School: Preparing for Qualifying Exams
 Staying Organized to Improve Productivity
 The Benefits of Tutoring: More Than Extra Income
 Hard Choices – Picking a Grad School
 Overcoming the Challenges of Grad School: An International Student’s Perspective
 Announcing a New Editor! You could be next…
 Interview with Julie Blackwood
 Hats, Parties, and Driving Cars (Mathematical Puzzles/Riddles, Part III)
 Making the Transition from Liberal Arts to Graduate School
 Interview with Leo Goldmakher
 Starting the New Semester Off Right
 Matrices and MLK Day
 Documenting the Academic Job Search – Part IV
 Visualizing Newton’s Method
 How to change the Traditional Mathematics Teaching from the MemorizationBased Method to InteractiveBased Method
 Cheat Sheet for This Week’s JMM
 Documenting the Academic Job Search – Part III
 New Graduate Student Section in Notices of the AMS
 Looking At The Prism
 (Not) Noticing Personal Progress
 Math Puzzles/Riddles, Part II
 How I help my Students overcome their Fears, create a Supportive Classroom, and get Students to ask Good Questions
 Exchanging Math for Fake Internet Points
 Human nature, how we teach math, and the birthday problem
 How to Have a Great Math Staycation
 Documenting the Academic Job Search – Part II
 Prelims and Master’s Exams Tips
 The Oscars of Mathematics
 Teaching Calculus: Two Handy Techniques
 A Few Math Riddles
 Time to start planning your summer!
 Applying For A NSF GRF
 Matrix Multiplication Made Easy
 Documenting the Academic Job Search – Part I
 CHATing Our Way to a Better Community
 Five Things to do as a Graduate Student in Mathematics
 Great Funding Opportunity for 1st & 2nd Year Students
 Thank You Tyler
 Fresh Beginnings
 Crossword Puzzle #26
 My solution to a panicked classroom
 Online Recommender Systems – How Does a Website Know What I Want?
 Bridging the Gap 2: Eine Kleine NachtMathematics
 On our path towards a more diverse mathematical community
 When is Cheryl’s Birthday?
 How I’m surviving my first year of grad school (and still enjoying it)
 LoneDivider Method – How to Fairly Divide a Pie
 Thinking of Teaching? Here’s a great conference.
 i>Clicker
 Metacognition
 Celebrities and Math
 John Napier: Life, Logarithms, and Legacy – Book Review
 NSF Grant Opportunity for Veterans
 Want to be an Editor?
 Crossword Puzzle #25
 TeX Writer
 The Method of Markers
 Carmichael’s Totient Conjecture
 Reflections on Teaching
 Everyday Sexism in STEM – A New Website
 Tips for New Grad Students
 Fields Medal 2014
 Classes Starting – Tech NoteTaking Resources
 Logarithms Celebrate Their 400th Birthday – A Science News Article
 Why Do Americans Stink at Math? – an NYTimes Article
 The Four Color Theorem
 AMS Fall Sectional Meeting — Travel Grants
 Start an AMS Student Chapter
 Oyster
 New Senior Editor
 The Eternity II Puzzle: Still Unsolved!!
 Knot Garden
 Presburger Arithmetic: From Model Theory to Mathematical Computing
 Questions to Ask About Graduate Programs
 Bridging the Gap: math majors review and extend internet math talks
 Run for the Roses
 How to Solve it (Part III)
 Call for Editors
 Shor’s Algorithm – Breaking RSA Encryption
 Mathematics Talks
 Mathematics Awareness Month (MAM) – April 4
 RSA Encryption – Keeping the Internet Secure
 The Analysis a Beginning Graduate Student Ought to Know
 A first step for giving back to the MAA through service
 Educreations
 Pi(e) Day Possibilities
 How to Solve it (II)
 Fashion Isn’t Just Aesthetics
 Crossword Puzzle #24
 The Journey to Hosting the Olympics
 Sierpiński Or Bust
 Mathematics Awareness Month
 Mathematical Documentaries
 Invitation to the 17th Annual R.L. Moore Legacy Conference on InquiryBased Learning
 How to Solve it (Part I)
 My Experience Applying to Graduate Programs
 Top 6 Resumé Tips
 Mathematical Card Game
 Personal Scheduler – JMM 2014
 Advice for the Young Scientist – John Baez
 Three Forces Too Many
 Crossword Puzzle #23
 Mathematical Movie Database
 Koch Snowflake
 A Poem
 AMS 125th Anniversary in 2013
 JMM 2014 Flash Mob
 Holiday Math
 The Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon
 Mathematics: The Bottleneck
 Health Physics, Math, and the Monte Carlo Simulation Connection
 The Erdős–Gyárfás Conjecture
 The Selected Papers Network
 Do you appreciate mathematics?
 Getting Started with Beamer: Tips and Tricks for LaTeX Presentations
 Mathematical Mysteries
 Joint Math Meetings – Baltimore
 Splitting Apartment Rent – A Case of Fair Division
 Numerosity – Sixth Sense?
 Are you good at asking questions?
 Solitary 10
 Math Meets Music
 Weekend Getaway Guide: A Mathematics Research Conference
 Legendre’s Conjecture
 Proofs from The Book
 Mathematics Videos
 How to Fall in Love With Math – Manil Suri
 A Call for Editors
 Repair Scanned Documents With gscan2pdf
 The Strong Goldbach Conjecture: An Equivalent Statement
 Gardner’s Two Tribes
 Math Software
 My New Teaching Assistantship: iSTEM
 Odd Weird Numbers
 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
 Crossword Puzzle 22
 The Lonely Runner Conjecture
 WCGTC World Conference
 Ramanujan’s Taxicab Number
 Do you think mathematically?
 The Problem Of Brocard
 Queer Studies, Special Education, and Mathematics
 The Collatz Conjecture
 Outreach of Mathematician
 Please Help: A Survey on the Mathematical Experience
 What’s the Big Data?
 Crossword Puzzle 21
 Odd Perfect Numbers: Do They Exist?
 The Infinitude of Mersenne Primes
 AMS Sectional Meetings Funding
 A Neutrino’s Mass: Challenging Physicists and….Mathematicians?
 Crossword Puzzle #20
 The Weak and Strong Goldbach Conjectures
 What Would Plato Think of a Metric Space?
 Math Linkspam
 The Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students
 MPE2013 Daily Blog
 Mathematics of Planet Earth
 Russell Was Not Naive
 Advice for (Berkeley) Ph. D. students in math Bjorn Poonen
 How “small” can the gap be? A huge landmark in number theory.
 The Conjecture of MarieSophie Germain
 Newcomb’s Paradox
 An Interview with John Huerta
 The Kryptos Cipher
 Euclid and Coleridge: A Poem
 UnionClosed Buckets
 Investigating Physics
 Improved Presentations with Two Lessons from Tufte
 Gifted Education
 Party At Ramsey’s
 Would you consider getting your Ph.D. in 3 years or less?
 2014 Joint Math Meetings
 Math and Poetry
 A Reply From Freeman Dyson
 Crossword Puzzle 19
 Book Review: A Technique for Producing Ideas (or Five Steps Towards a Dissertation)
 Follow the Yellow Brick Road!
 Some poetry
 Pi Day and Other Math Holidays
 Update: Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons
 2013 National Science Foundation Graduate Education Challenge
 Spring Break Mathematics
 Flash mob video from 2013 Joint Meetings
 What do Mathematicians do?
 Crossword Puzzle 18
 Math Appreciation
 Geogebra and TikZ
 Top 30 Grad School Blogs
 AMS Feedback
 New Semester
 48th Known Mersenne Prime Discovered
 Why Kant in a Math Class?
 Math vs. Stats: A Fight to the…Bank?
 The NotSoStrange Case of Dr. Gowers and Mr. Hyde
 FullColor Mathematics: Reviewing Logicomix
 The Musical and the Mathematical
 ABC Conjecture
 2013 Joint Math Meetings Misc Info
 What to See and Do at the Joint Mathematics Meeting II
 10 Easy Ways to Fail a Ph.D. – Matt Might
 How do you eat your corn?
 Spongebob’s House
 Crossword Puzzle 17
 Adventures in Mathematical Knitting
 LaTeX Commands
 Mathematical Terms
 LaTeX online editor
 What to See and Do at the Joint Mathematics Meeting
 Who’s That Mathematician?
 What Do We Do!?!
 The Man Who Loved Only Numbers
 Machines or us?
 Flash human knot untangling at JMM in January
 STEM Shortage
 Top LaTeX Mistakes
 Black Friday vs. STEM
 Happy Thanksgiving
 Short Interview with Dr. Mike Pinter
 What To Do With a Math Degree
 US Professor of the Year
 Crossword Puzzle 16
 More Job Info
 Funding to Attend AMS Sectional Meetings
 Practicing Mathematics on Sports
 Variation on a Theme
 Mass Media Fellowship Opportunity
 University Beamer Themes
 Mathematicians Crossword Puzzle
 Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons and the FirstSale Doctrine
 AMS 2013 Sectional Meetings Funding
 How Did Your Choice of Major Prepare You For Grad School?
 Data Scientists & Math Grad Students
 Top Site for Graduates
 Crossword Puzzle #15
 Collaboration Distance
 Mission Counterexample!
 Is there a difference between “Education” and “Learning”?
 Stories for Mathematicians: The Mathematical Fiction Homepage
 Return of Prof. Strogatz’s Column in the New York Times
 Crossword Puzzle #14
 Dance your math PhD
 Crossword Puzzle #13
 My Summer with iClickers
 Technology and Mathematics
 ZZ Top and the Heros of Mathematics
 NSF Statistics on Time to Degree for Doctoral Recipients
 This Day in Mathematics History
 Crossword Puzzle #12
 Become an Editor of the AMS Grad Blog?
 2013 JMM Abstract Deadline
 American Pi
 2012 AMS Election Information
 AWM Workshop @ JMM 2013
 Some Comments
 Khan Kerfuffle
 Crossword Puzzle #11
 Save Time With Software Libraries
 New AMS Graduate Student Blog Flyer
 Crossword Puzzle #10
 Wrath of Khan?
 Random Sample = All ?
 Happy Birthday, Leibniz
 Function Association
 Crossword Puzzle #9
 Travel Grants for Graduate Students
 2013 JMM
 Math Art
 What’s in a name?
 Exam Studying
 Parting Wisdom
 Letter from the EditorinChief
 Crossword Puzzle #8
 Math Flash Cards
 Crossword Puzzle #7
 Crossword Puzzle #6
 A look at the word “average”
 Crossword Puzzle #5
 Conference Listings
 ÜberGeekery
 All the Benefits of a Grad Seminar!
 Notices, May 2012
 Crossword Puzzle #4
 Mathematics – A survival guide
 NSF Summer Research Opportunity for Graduate Students
 Crossword Puzzle #3
 Mathletes
 Crossword Puzzle #2
 New Trends in the Workplace
 MAA MathFest 2012
 Scientific Publishing Link Roundup
 Crossword Puzzle #1
 The “Cost of Knowledge” – On the Elsevier boycott and the push for more open access
 Conference Talks
 Jean Joseph, New Senior Editor
 Should we Trust Numbers that Much?
 Quote of the Day
 ODEs and the meaning of life
 AMS Graduate Student Blog Flyer
 The Employment Outlook for Math Careers
 Do It By Your Own
 Hunger Games
 Molière in a Topology Class–Really?!
 Become your own taskmaster
 Become an Editor of the AMS Grad Blog?
 Happy PiDay
 Tyler Clark new EditorinChief
 With great power comes great responsibility
 NUMB3RS
 WolframAlpha Pro
 WolframAlpha Changes
 Calling all Combintorex!
 5 “Tricks” I Wish I Had Known About TeX at the Beginning
 Research Delays
 Productive Procrastination: The Importance of Having Several Projects
 Joint Math Meetings 2012
 More on Motivation
 Break Motivation
 Critical Math
 Contemplative education; math and meditation
 Upcoming Breaks
 Grad Blog on Twitter
 Sudoku
 “Good is the enemy of done.”
 Student Seminar
 Conference Presentations
 To Get or Not to Get a Job?
 Things You Should Do Before Your Last Year
 Organizing my organizations
 My summer doing math on the beach in Thailand
 The Work Life Balance
 WW2 Computerettes
 Math Jokes
 Disaster Strikes
 Dissonance in the Classroom
 Student Oral/Takehome Exams
 The Glory of Starting Over
 The virtue of verbosity
 Discount on Textbooks
 New Employment Blog
 Are Mathematics Students Expected to Forgo Pure Mathematics?
 Should Math Be Taught in Schools?
 Letting Students Leave Discussion
 How to: organize a seminar or reading group
 The Unbearable Ease of Being Overnetworked
 Changes to the Blog
 Why Am I?
 Review: Loving and Hating Mathematics
 Taking Your Show On The Road
 Math Twitter
 Math Environment
 NY Times Education News Devotes Issue to Graduate School
 Math Class Discussion Style
 Choosing a Journal for Your Paper
 A Liberal Perspective on Mathematics Education
 Sorting and Reading All Those Papers
 The Pigeonhole Principle
 PhD + epsilon Summer Vacation Article
 An argument for “metamathematics”
 One More Call For New Writers for the Blog
 My First Teaching Experience
 Gender, Race, and Sexuality in Mathematics
 Mathematics and Wolfram
 The Moore Method: for Undergraduates?
 Cheating, Learning Quizzes, and What I learned at the DMV
 How the iPad Has Made My Mathematical Life Easier
 Keeping up with the arXiv with Google Reader
 The Bore Method, or Challenging Students
 Project Euler
 Teaching the “Unteachable”
 Would You Like to Write for the Grad Blog?
 Submitting a paper online
 Conference Funding
 Technology Supporting Innovative Pedagogy
 Young Teachers – Communicating Your Experience
 Research
 The Unexpected
 Cramming Techniques?
 The Witch of Agnesi
 How to publish a paper
 Detexify
 Simple Math
 Conference Listings?
 Don’t be too Risk Averse
 Award winning program
 Teaching Evaluations
 New AMS Blog
 Some Thoughts on Innovation
 If grad school is not for you…
 Campus Interviews: The Money Round
 Shared Teaching Methods
 Math, Communication, and Kids
 Math Tshirts
 From When She Was Kissed by the Mathematician
 Mathematicians are strange!
 Spaced Math Repetition Repetition
 Travel Grants Available
 Letting kids know that math IS a social activity
 LaTeX In Your Gmail Inbox
 Choosing a graduate school
 Gambling TicTacToe
 Communication
 Special Mentors
 On the purpose of doing mathematics
 Math, How do I love thee? Let me count the ways….
 In Pursuit of Increased Audience Participation
 Advice on Attending Conferences in the Notices
 Happy Mathematician, Productive Mathematician?
 Appreciating math details in the outside world
 Online chat, without the guilt
 Math Boot Camp
 In preparation of returning to the classroom
 A random question and presentations with Prezi
 Keep Track of Your References
 More on the New AMS Membership Categories
 Enjoy the Silence?
 MathArt Resources
 Do I Really Sound Like That?
 I Just Have One Question For You….
 Breaking News: New AMS Graduate Student Category
 Comprehensive Exam Nightmare
 How to get a teaching recommendation
 Math is not linear!
 Innumeracy
 Spaced Math Repetition
 Babysitting code…
 Pop Culture and Math
 Four Mathematicians Enter; How Many Will Leave?!
 NPR on Teaching Math
 New Year’s Resolutions
 Recreational Mathematics
 Health Care
 MittagLeffler to Cantor
 Inspirational Reading
 Depression: Part 1
 Using Mathematics to Give Back
 How to get to the Joint Meetings
 The Drunkard’s Walk: How a Mathematician Learned some Statistics
 Mathematics Genealogy
 UCLA Math Undergraduate Merit Scholarship for 2010
 Outreach
 Wikipedia and Mathematics
 Graduate Student Seminars
 Things I Wish I Knew Before Grad School
 The Minimalist Approach to an Advisor
 Exercise Your Mind
 Never Look for a Job Again
 Fellowships, Deadlines, and You
 Mathematics and Mental Illness
 Is a Highranked School Always the Best Choice?
 Midterm Overload: Strategies for Staying Focused
 Optimizing your teaching
 Beyond Rigor
 Cheating and Learning in the Modern Context
 When Your Students Cheat
 Outside Your Specialty
 Resources for Writing Mathematics
 Strategies for taking effective notes
 The Importance of Making Time for “Real World” Activities in Grad School
 Chalkboard Mechanics
 Should I be a college student or a real adult?
 Fellowship Applications
 A Week without Internet
 WolframAlpha
 Tools To Simplify The Application Process
 Broadening Scholarship
 Summer School and Workshops
 Overflowing Options
 Yet Another Stack Overflow Type Website
 Fresh Perspectives on Picking the Right School
 Discussion of Fields Medalists
 Fields Medalists for 2010
 MathOverflow and Beyond
 Collaborative Mathematics in the NYT
 What Do These Students Want?!: Some Teaching Tips from the Other Side
 On Having Useful things to Say
 Mathematics on Reddit
 Diversity and Mathematics
 Martin Garder and Walter Rudin
 MIT or Suicide !?
 Insights into Scholarly Living
 Democratic, Freemarket Mathematics
 U.S. News Rankings
 Nick Trefethen Comes to UW
 Finding Mr. or Ms. Right: The Search for the Perfect Advisor
 Weeks Torus Games
 Chronicle Reporter Seeks Your Phone Interview Story
 Graduate Student Webpages
 Open Thread
 NYTimes Column
 First Clay Mathematics Institute Millenium Prize Awarded
 Time for PhD?
 Choosing a graduate school
 AMS Council Meeting – Part 3
 AMS Council Meeting – Part 2
 AMS Council Meeting – Part 1
 What else should you learn in grad school?
 Motivating Calculus Students
 Creating Support Networks
 Talking to People
 Where is the Math in AAAS San Diego?
 AMS Graduate Student Blog Named in Top 50
 The Secret Life of Chaos
 2nd Annual Women in Math Symposium
 Joint Meetings: Hunting the Wild Job
 Mathematical Origami Design
 Interview with MAA President David Bressoud
 JMM: Wednesday, January 13th
 Conversations with AMS President George Andrews and MAA Secretary Martha Siegel
 Book review: Perfect Rigor
 The Upcoming Joint Mathematics Meetings
 A Korean High School Student on Graduate School
 Why am I so confused?
 Mentoring Advice Part 2
 What’s New at San Francisco Joint Meetings Employment Center
 If I Could Do It Over, I’d Make The Same Mistakes All Over Again
 Career Advice Column at Inside Higher Ed
 Mentoring Advice
 NSF Graduate Fellowship Applications due November 4
 Job Search
 An Interview with Terence Tao
 D.I.Y. Unorientable Math Gifts
 To post or not to post, this is for questions
 “Vacation”
 Highlights of the Bulletin of the AMS, Volume 46, Number 4
 Nescio in Brief: September 2009
 Highlights of the Notices of the AMS, September 2009 Issue
 An Extensive List of Mathematics and Statistics Blogs
 Work Hard
 The Internet Archive
 Google your homework
 Feeling Tricki?
 Writing Tips
 Fellowships
 Autodidactism
 Choosing an advisor: Part trois
 Teaching Your Own Class
 Choosing an Advisor: Part Deux
 How to Deal with “I Hate Math”
 Going Paperless
 Getting Started with LaTeX
 Tracking Research Progress – Research Journals
 Looking for a Job? Read This.
 The One Hundred Paper Strategy
 Graduate Summer School
 The Hardest Part of Writing a Math Paper
 Getting a (TeachingResearch) Job
 Organizing a Reading Seminar
 Stick to the Content
 Five Pieces of Advice for the Beginning Teaching Assistant
 Navigating Seminars—A First Year’s Perspective
 Finding an Advisor
 Welcome Math Graduate Students