Category Archives: grading

Tropical Mathematics: A Vacation Diary

My Winter vacation is almost over (our semester starts on Monday), and as is often the case, it didn’t feel much like a vacation. I DID get to come home to Venezuela, spent some time at the beach, and spent … Continue reading

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New Semester’s Resolutions

This is the time of year when everyone is back on a diet or the treadmill, calling loved ones frequently, saving money, etc. We are all looking back on last year and deciding what we need to change, do better, … Continue reading

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A Necessary Evil?

This semester, I have found myself grading homework more often than working on any of my other academic duties. Some weeks, I have spent upwards of 15 hours just on grading, and I still have to prep for two classes, … Continue reading

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