Monthly Archives: September 2013

You will never see this problem again

“Now you understand that you’ll never see this problem again, don’t you?” I said, after a particularly productive problem-solving session at the MLC whiteboard with a group of students.
And then the world ended.
At least, I would have gotten the same reaction from the students if it had. They were all staring at me with wild […]

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My conic likes to hide in boxes

Conics (or conic sections if you like) are very close to my heart. My PhD thesis was about conics and their higher-dimensional relatives, and way back in high school they were one of the bits I particularly loved. So it’s no surprise that I get excited each semester when the Maths 1B students study them.
The […]

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