Category Archives: rant


Well, it’s been a week since the election, and for the most part the world has restored itself to the pre-campaign status quo: Obama in the White House, Democrats in the Senate,   Republicans in the House.   Most of … Continue reading

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I finished grading my Calculus 2 exams, and I usually spend a good chunk of the day handing back the first exams talking about study techniques to better prepare students for the material.  Often I fear no one is listening … Continue reading

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I’m sorry I’ve been away, gang…  I’ve been working three jobs this summer, and they’ve kept me rather busy, whereby “busy,” I mean “3-hours-of-sleep-per-night mountains-of-paperwork logistical-nightmare-sorting payroll-computing assessment-tabulating podcast-creating (with a helping of Calc III on the side),” and by … Continue reading

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Scene: Office hours Me: If I had a nickel for every time a student asked me if they could include an “interpretive dance” component to their in-class mathematics presentation… …I’d have three nickels. …Which isn’t a lot, but it’s weird … Continue reading

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Popped culture

The Legend of Korra, the sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender, is officially happening!  It premiers at 11 AM EST on Nickelodeon on April  14.  The last time I mentioned it I was a little wary of the “steampunk” angle, … Continue reading

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