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‘Tis the season for Pi Mu Epsilon induction ceremonies

Early this spring, two students approached me about starting a chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon at Colorado College. PME is the main Mathematics honor society in the US.  Started at Syracuse University in 1914, it has now spread to 398 other … Continue reading

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Teaching What You (Really) Don’t Know

When I first started teaching intro statistics during my postdoc, someone recommended the book Teaching What You Don’t Know, by Therese Huston. Full confession: like pretty much every professional development book anyone has ever recommended to me, I haven’t read it. … Continue reading

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Research (and Writer’s) Block

In my imagined math life, my research and writing would never stall. I would do other things, but take some time to keep working on my favorite problems every day. I would think about math as I walked home sometimes, … Continue reading

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