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A Case for PreCollege Outreach
Historically, mathematicians never dealt with any students who were not legal adults. While now there has been an increase of math circles and (summer) math camps and math competitions (epsilon is greater than zero…), mathematicians working with and for those … Continue reading
I’m Just Not a Math Person…
We as mathematicians seem practically hellbent on removing the phrase “I’m just not a math person” from students’ vocabularies. Maybe that’s why they scream it so loudly and defiantly? Math has so many tactical advantages over sports and the arts. … Continue reading
Posted in attracting math majors, math in the media, math problems, outreach, Uncategorized
Tagged encouragement, recruitment, students
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Offensive Words/Phrases: Who Should Know Better?
Required reading for any academic is Philip Roth’s “The Human Stain.” In the first few pages an older, tenured professor is “forced to retire.” Why? There were two students who never were present when he called roll. Even after roll … Continue reading