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    Courtney and Brian

    June 21, 2017

    Teaching is the most complex job in the world. We shape the future. We motivate students, deal with ever-changing expectations, and tackle mounds of paperwork. Through it all, we operate...


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    April 26, 2017

    To put it kindly, my teaching career has entered its second half.  By rough estimate, that amounts to 3,000 students, or 30,000 exams graded (at the ridiculously low rate of 10 tests per...


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    March 30, 2017

    Can any one name a mathematician? Of course you can! But what if I asked you to name a female mathematician? This requires a little more thought, I bet.


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    February 28, 2017

    Eugenia Cheng, the author of How to Bake Pi, said in a colloquium she gave at MƒA this past fall that mathematics is best learned through understanding and play. She went through various...


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    January 19, 2017

    Last year, a colleague of mine rhetorically asked me, "Can you imagine what our classrooms would look like if, instead of an exam, teachers themselves determined what students needed to...


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    December 22, 2016

    At the recent MƒA Fall Function, Mayor Bill de Blasio gave a speech to the MƒA community