Monthly Archives: October 2007

Things to Come

Overall things have been hectic lately, good for the most part, but nevertheless hectic. Here’s a brief update with details to follow soon: Despite my case of pre-parent conferences jitters, the evening went well – I have never been more … Continue reading

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Any questions?

I try not to ask, “Are there any questions?” in my classes. First, I know my students have questions. Second, that is pretty open-ended and I often get questions that are unrelated to the matter at hand (continue reading for … Continue reading

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Saftey in Numbers

While I generally enjoy math team practice, I cherish math meet nights. When else can I spend six hours with some of the brightest and most interesting kids in the school? Getting to the meets is always amusing. As I’m … Continue reading

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Spam, spam, spam, eggs, spam, spam, and …math?

The 19th Carnival of Mathematics is up over at Good Math, Bad Math. Apparently MarkCC has been inundated with spam along with carnival submissions. I hope there weren’t any Vikings. This submission just reinforced my belief that we need a … Continue reading

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In My Spare Time

For a little over a year now, I’ve been consulting for a charter school corporation. Until recently, this involved an occasional presentation and/or discussion with the math teachers. Yes, I was doing this prior to being certified, which was a … Continue reading

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LaTeX with Grapher

Did you know that Grapher (bundled with OSX) will let you copy equations in LaTeX format? For those of you who already know LaTeX, this probably isn’t a big deal. However, if you’re like me and have been too lazy … Continue reading

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How Digital Are They?

I’m not sure if today’s high school students are the digital natives they are made out to be. Some of my recent student interactions seem to indicate that while they may be using their computers (and of course cell phones) … Continue reading

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