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Addressing Disparity in STEM & other subjects in American Education #AfAmEdChat

Addressing Disparity in STEM & other subjects in American Education #AfAmEdChat

Mark your calendars. November 18-22, 2013, is American Education Week. Created (in part) by the National Education Association in 1921 it “presents all Americans with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education.” In celebration and reflection of 2013 [...]

November 15, 2013 — DNLee

What Is the Goal of a Math History Class?

I'll be teaching a math history class for the first time this semester. I'm excited to be teaching it, but I've noticed that preparing for this class has been very different from preparing for other classes I've taught, which have all been math content courses.

August 22, 2014 — Evelyn Lamb

In Praise of Proofs by Contradiction that Aren't

If you don't know what to do, do something. That's one of my mottos when I teach math (and it's probably good life advice too). Last year, I taught introductory analysis (basically calculus with the juicy bits left in), one of the first proof-oriented classes students take.

August 28, 2014 — Evelyn Lamb
What T.S. Eliot Told Me about the Chain Rule

What T.S. Eliot Told Me about the Chain Rule

“We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time.” --from Little Gidding by T.S.

March 21, 2014 — Evelyn Lamb

Rule #1: Giving Talks

[Data collection fortnight ends today. And then we shall return to our regularly scheduled programming. Until then, here's Rule #1, from the archives.] If you are giving a talk, or teaching a class, or are otherwise responsible for transmitting content from your brain to other peoples’ brains, you should be able to give that talk [...]

May 8, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Students Blog Evolutionary Medicine

Just wanted to draw your attention to this year’s student-run class blog for my Evolutionary Medicine class here at the University of Illinois.

February 27, 2014 — Kate Clancy

Science Bloggers for Students – Supporting public school science programs

I blog for science! This you know.  But now through October 22, 2011, I'm throwing my gauntlet down in the biggest philanthropic online Battle Royale in support of public education: The Science Bloggers for Students Challenge.  I'm representing the Scientific American Team.

October 3, 2011 — DNLee
Teen Builds Gateway to the Brain for Girls

Teen Builds Gateway to the Brain for Girls

The Synapse Project “encourages young women to enter the field of neuroscience through information and mentorship,” according to its website.

November 6, 2013 — Ingrid Wickelgren

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