Category Archives: community engagement

The Hardest Days to Teach

There are only a few days where I was so upset that I did not want to teach. The first instance was in grad school when my adviser told me he was denied tenure. The most recent was two years … Continue reading

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Create a Motivational (Math) Syllabus

How long should a syllabus be? (a) 1-2 pagesĀ  (b) 3-6 pagesĀ  (c) 7-9 pages (d) Over 10 pages A year ago, I went to the Lilly Teaching Conference where Christine Harrison asked this question. I didn’t have to think … Continue reading

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Hello, World!

Hello, World! I am Katherine (Kate) Thompson, and I’m a new co-editor for this blog. In a few weeks, I will be starting a tenure-track position at the United States Naval Academy. My basic bio and CV-esque stats can be … Continue reading

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