In conclusion, teaching has a writing problem.Part of the problem, I've been arguing, is that in education we talk about the wrong things. We talk about concepts that don't get at the heart of classroom teaching -- concepts like feedback -- and so we ask questions that are impossible to answer. As a consequence, these questions -- like how do you give effective feedback? -- are very difficult to respond to. They require the ability to split hairs and to generalize. Academic researchers and […]
Last week my follower count hit 10.000. Which is simply amazing. When I started this blog one and a half years ago, I would never have believed it would grow to be this popular. So, let me start with a big THANK YOU to all my amazing followers!
To celebrate this milestone, I would like to organize some mathematical giveaway. First, what can you win? Well, a signed edition of this delightful new book of Matt Parker, Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension! I bought the
The following open letter in support of the autonomy of the universities of the Republic of Macedonia was originally drafted by Todd May for the purposes of being circulated and gaining additional signatories. It is being published here with the names of its current subscribers. Those who wish to add...
Home Fires in Possum TrotIn his wretched life of less than twenty-seven years Abel accomplished so much of the highest order that one of the leading mathematicians of the Nineteenth Century (Hermite, 1822-1901) could say without exaggeration, 'Abel has left mathematicians enough to keep them busy for five hundred years.' Asked how he had done all this in the six or seven years of his working life, Abel replied, 'By studying the masters, not the pupils.'~Eric Temple BellThe 355th day of the […]