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Finding a good question
I just met with my advisor, Sandor Kovacs. Meeting with him is great, and I walk out excited to get to work. No exception today, but my work feels particularly slippery at the moment. The reason is that I don’t yet have a good question. [...]
Link: Origami Article “I realized origami was geometry without numbers. I fell in love.” —Rona Gurkewitz, from the article. I’ve seen some pretty exceptional origami in my life, from mathematicians. What’s inspiring about origami [...]
The Best and Worst Jobs in the U.S. – WSJ.com
Link: The Best and Worst Jobs in the U.S. – WSJ.com “It’s a lot more than just some boring subject that everybody has to take in school… It’s the science of problem-solving.” — Ms. Courter (a research mathematician in the [...]
The reason to do math is for love
This blog is my effort to change the way we talk and think about math. We all agree math is important; we debate furiously about the best curricula to use in schools. But sadly, the activity of mathematics—and the joy, beauty, and wonder [...]