Archive for March, 2008

Classes Start Tomorrow

$\bullet$“On the Importance of Mathematics”: video and text of a lecture by T. Gowers, at MATH-BLOG.
$\bullet$“The challenges facing mathematical education” at (the old) MUtM.

I Do Appreciate Your Being Round

$\bullet$Subtracting mixed numbers: A cry for help (at LPM!).
$\bullet$“2 step equations”, at Math Stories.

State Of The Blogroll

As of right now, there are 143 entries in my blogroll (and another 84 in the “inactive” category). I’ve been doing some maintenance and wanted to know. It’s getting sort of hard to keep up, I don’t mind telling you.

Never Enough

$\bullet$Yet another favorite math books thread, at the Unapologetic.
$\bullet$Which led me to these reviews, by Kenn Knowles.
$\bullet$This (PDF) editorial (“DARPA and Hilbert”) in the April Notices cites the n-Category Café! (Badly; they mean this page but cite only the site.)
$\bullet$I somehow missed last month’s FToC flamewar at the Unapologetic. But I’ll read it all real soon, you bet.

Because I Said So

$\bullet$A discussion of style in proofs at Ars Mathematica.
$\bullet$Hey, check it out: Math Panel Watch is back from the dead.

Live From DOE

The National Math Panel will webcast a discussion tomorrow morning. Of course I’ll miss it.

Exactly-oto

$\bullet$Carnival of Mathematics 29, at Quomodocumque.
$\bullet$ Nick Barrowman profiles C. S. Pierce at Log base 2.
$\bullet$A talk on creativity reviewed at (new to me) Phil Wilson’s.
$\bullet$Free math e-books, also by PW.
$\bullet$Much ado about L-functions at the American Institute of Mathematics.

Series, Curves, and Vectors

I’ve begun a series of lecture notes for my upcoming Calculus III class.

Grades Posted; Have A Good Break

$\bullet$Comments by Beans on a lecture by Borovik.
$\bullet$Barry Garelick on the National Panel.
$\bullet$Isabel on calculating Easter Sunday.

Sacred Chao

$\bullet$Algebra and the Math Panel questioned at mathfest.
$\bullet$Algebra wins in a popularity poll at SquareCircleZ.
$\bullet$Algebra on the Nintendo, at Walking Randomly.
$\bullet$Algebra and a cup of coffee—newly discovered by me!

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Vlorbik On Math Ed ('07—'09)
(a good place to start!)