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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

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How I’m Spending My Summer Vacation

I’m editing. It’s hell. I haven’t looked at these papers in…awhile, and they’re hot messes that I can’t even believe I’ve showed to other human beings. But they’re getting better. Slowly. They can’t get published sitting on my desk. I’ve … Continue reading

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Student (Mathematical) Modeling Competition

Note that if you mention to professors outside the sciences that you are judging a student modeling contest, you may want to be a little more specific. This spring, Hood fielded a team for the┬áSIMIODE math modeling competition, graciously hosted … Continue reading

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