Monthly Archives: December 2013

Is math boring?

I follow the Times in using a completely inappropriate title for my piece; theirs is here.  A friend asked for my feelings about it.  When I finally read it, here were my scattered comments, beyond the terrible title: I thought … Continue reading

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President Wilson

I overheard an older lecturer (professor?) in the department explaining to a Chinese masters student that the problem with the Democratic Party is that they revere Wilson, despite the large number of unnecessary American deaths in World War 1.  I … Continue reading

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Short exam

I gave a short (half-hour instead of 50-minute) exam as the last in-class exam in my calculus 2 class this semester. (We also have a big final exam at the end of the term.) Student feedback afterwards was surprisingly positive … Continue reading

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