Monthly Archives: July 2013

Greatest Area given a 3D Boundary

One of my favorite summer mountain bike rides is to go “around the watershed” at the base of Mt. Ashland – 25 miles with 2000 feet of elevation gain.  Thus the following question:  What area did I encircle?  In mathematical … Continue reading

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Motivated Students Teach Themselves

I was struck by this Innovation in Teaching article in The Key Reporter, particularly these passages. Student’s are fueled by their own desire to learn. If students enter the program without much technical experience and they are interested in the software, … Continue reading

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Quantitative Literacy – The Nearly Impossible Dream

An essential component of a liberal arts education is quantitative literacy (QL) which is  defined by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) as “‘a habit of mind’, competency, and comfort in working with numerical data.”  The AACU’s Quantitative … Continue reading

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