Monthly Archives: July 2018

Teaching What You Really Don’t Know, Part II

This fall I’ll be teaching a new prep: our senior capstone class on the history of math, featuring an intense research project. The course also counts as a Global Perspectives credit for our students, meaning the class should broaden our … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 12 Comments

Recreational Mathematics for Fun, Sanity, and an Sometimes Even Papers

In life on the job market and pre-tenure academia, it can seem that no math is worth doing unless it results in a paper, preferably a very fashionable and serious one. This can be a real soul crusher when the … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, math problems, research | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Summer Research with Undergraduates Plus Fun

I had my first-ever summer research students this year: sophomore Jerrell Cockerham and senior Zhaopeng Li worked together on a problem about row complete Latin squares, and senior Sam Kottler is working on a cool project in locally recoverable codes. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment