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One of these days, I would love to spend some time discussing the many clever ideas of Weigel Broadcasting. (Keep in mind, Carl Reiner has called MeTV's promos "brilliant.") The company provides a fascinating case study of a well-run business.Unfortunately, this post is time-sensitive, so I'll limit myself to a quick DVR alert.I particularly recommend the Man From UNCLE episode, which also features William Shatner and Werner Klemperer and is simply a lot of fun.MeTV also ran the Star Trek […]

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I have another blog, hosted by the American Mathematical Society, called Visual Insight. In that blog I try to make the beauty of mathematics visible to the naked eye. I’m always looking for great images, so if you know about one, please tell me about it! Here are three of my favorite images from that […]

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De opdracht Eiertangram toegevoegd aan WisKast. Vraag me niet waarom!:-)

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How much integration should we really be teaching? Let’s start with a standard example, $$\int \frac{dx}{(x-2)(x-5)}.$$ The idea is to rewrite the integrand as $$\int \frac{-1/3}{x-2}+\frac{1/3}{x-5}\ dx.$$ A pair of simple substitutions give us $$-\frac{1}{3}\ln|x-2|+\frac{1}{3}\ln|x-5|+C.$$ Is this a useful thing for a calculus student to learn? There are some good reasons why not. First of […]

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Last week, Sam shared two organizational things he does that help keep his classroom running smoothly. I love reading things like this from real-life teachers as opposed to promotional magazines. So, I thought I'd share two things I do, too. They're not life-changing by any means, but they do help me.#1: Class BasketsI give a lot of handouts. I put all the extra handouts in one of these three baskets:Baskets labeled "AP Calculus," "Pre-Calculus," and "Algebra"If […]

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@semironic I see it as applied game theory and statistics really, so on similar footing to the other social sciences

2015-03-02 05:58:50

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@upulie I think of it as an application of game theory and statistics, so I guess I now do see why it would be around psych/sociology on pic

2015-03-02 05:57:44

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2015-03-02 05:56:19

Quasilocal tweeted: @Quasilocal

@upulie (2/2) Certainly not what I'd call an exact science, but neither is psychology or sociology

2015-03-02 05:53:34

Quasilocal tweeted: @Quasilocal

@upulie Eh, economics is a something. I don't really know how to properly decide what's science and what's not (1/2)

2015-03-02 05:52:40

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.@KetanJ0 Or maybe it was this secret messaging app? http://t.co/eAkwvNL4In

2015-03-02 05:47:20

Quasilocal tweeted: @Quasilocal

Hmm... I assumed it was one of the econ students saying "don't forget us", but maybe it's someone else saying econ belongs there(?)

2015-03-02 05:44:50

Quasilocal tweeted: @Quasilocal

Seems one of my students made amendments to the xkcd comic on my door. I'm not sure why they added it there though... http://t.co/KRDdOZIT3L

2015-03-02 05:40:02

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