Monthly Archives: July 2012

Kahn Academy – Really?

This article in Slate pointed me to this video clip of two math teachers, John Golden and Dave Coffey doing a Mystery Science Theater 3000 type commentary (but less glib) while watching a Kahn lecture on how to multiply signed … Continue reading

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Dark Matter Mathematics – Jim Free Associates

Chemical and Engineering News recently had an article (locked online) on the iGEM synthetic biology competitions.  I wondered if I was young and strong  would I be a participant?  As part of a rationalization for my never-obsessive life endeavors and consequent lack … Continue reading

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The Jordan Normal Form

The last term of the year has ended and I am already missing the many and varied human connections that I made with my students.  A period of enforced extroversion has ended and I need to cope.  To mute all … Continue reading

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