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On my way home

I’m on my way home. Soon there will be new posts. The blog will continue to chronicle my experiments with mathematics teaching. So hang on. Advertisements

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I almost slept on a snooker table

It’s Friday night and I must say that I’m a little homesick, or rather familysick. I’ve been on the road for six weeks and it will be nice to go back home. So forgive me if I write some more … Continue reading

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How to eat out in America

Being a European, travelling in the US a few times, I’ve learnt the following three rules of eating out: 1. Avoid fast food places at all costs – even if it means going to bed hungry. 2. If the place … Continue reading

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Bennington

Still lagging behind. During the Saratoga week I went to Bennington College on Monday and Tuesday in nearby Vermont. It’s just a short trip and I passed the Saratoga Battle Monument from the Revolutionary war and stopped in the little … Continue reading

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Sunday New York Times

When I lived in Saratoga Springs I always bought the Sunday NYT. It lasted a week. I’ve been doing that during this trip too. The best parts, I think, are the Sunday Review and the Book Review. There is also … Continue reading

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Midtrip: Saratoga Springs & some geometry

It is, or it was, mid-trip (my record tend to lag a week behind the flow of the moment). I came back to Saratoga Springs last Saturday night. Came back – because Saratoga is one of the 5 places on … Continue reading

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Discussing “Is Algebra Necessary?” in Oberlin

As I wrote earlier, I think the arguments put forward in the Hacker NYT article “Is Algebra Necessary?” are not that easy to counter. There’s no one answer that pulls the rug from under it. It’s more like many arguments are … Continue reading

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