Monthly Archives: November 2012

A jolly good fellowship

If you have read the “about me” part of this blog, you may already know that my first experience with writing about mathematics for a general public was the AMS-AAAS Mass Media Fellowship during the summer of 2007. I published … Continue reading

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In the movies, when people gather for Thanksgiving they all go around the table and say what they’re thankful for. Very few of the actual Thanksgiving festivities I have attended have had this feature, but in reality I have only … Continue reading

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Math hurts

A few weeks ago, there was an entry of the CNN medical blog, The Chart, which talked about a recent psychological study related to math anxiety. In this study, researchers wanted to investigate through the use of MRI which areas … Continue reading

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