Happy New Year!

I thought it would be fun to create generic mathematical new year’s resolutions. I hope you enjoy them:

The *undergraduate* mathematician’s new year resolutions:

- I pledge to never add dominators when adding fractions.
- I pledge to attempt the whole math assignment every time.
- Oh.. and start the assignment before the night it’s due.
- I pledge to spend at least 10 minutes on every problem I don’t understand before asking for help.

The *graduate* mathematician’s new year resolutions:

- I pledge to add content to Wikipedia because I should.
- I pledge to not skip my office hours to get coffee.
- I pledge to spend at least 1 hour on every problem I don’t understand before asking for help.
- I pledge to start studying for my next graduate school hurdle… tomorrow.

The *teaching* mathematician’s new year resolutions:

- I pledge to not get frustrated at the 6
^{th} student to ask me the same question.
- I pledge to grade homework promptly.
- I pledge to do my student’s homework before they do.
- I pledge to practice my handwriting on the blackboard.

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Applied Mathematician and writer of socialmathematics.net.