Category Archives: Learning and Teaching Math

In defense of science: Cosmos!

I love love love that people are freaking out (negatively and positively) about Cosmos, a remake led by astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson of a mini-series led by Carl Sagan in the late 70’s. People are freaking out and watching it and … Continue reading

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Dissertation in 3…2…

Greetings! I am gratefully progressing through my last semester of graduate school! This mean I get to work really hard on my dissertation! This may or may not absorb more of my time than normal. Thanks in advance for your … Continue reading

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Educational Maturity or Snobbery?

As I spend more time in school, I have a different opinion about how courses are taught. At first, in undergraduate, you think, “OMG, this course is going sooo fast! How does the instructor expect us to learn all this?!” … Continue reading

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“You are good at math”

So, the Atlantic posted this article about how poor America’s math scores are. And that our scores are going down. And while that’s super important… it’s also just a number. The more interesting question is how to fix that number. … Continue reading

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Dyslexia Remains

Dyslexia remains. Despite having 6+ years of doing NOTHING BUT MATHEMATICS, I am still dyslexic. It won’t go away!! About a week ago I had surgery and was taking Vicodin. For the most part I was coherent. But my dyslexic … Continue reading

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No Academic Women

‎I read an interesting article this morning by a male in academia named Phillip Greenspun. He makes an excellent argument for why STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) women don’t stay in academia in his article “Women in Science”.  Here are … Continue reading

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Are you the book or the movie?

As a teacher, you can’t cover everything that is covered in the textbook.  There simply isn’t enough time.  You are leaning on the idea that the students will continue to learn as they do their homework later.  You also hope … Continue reading

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