AP Classes Are a Scam

I heard about the following Atlantic article from @stevenstrogatz : October 13th, AP Classes Are a Scam which I found quite interesting. I thought much the same in those years when I taught a lot of freshman Calculus. My main observations were that Most students who had taken AP Calculus in High School had to… Continue reading AP Classes Are a Scam

An Interesting Prime Number Fact, Rubik’s Cube and the Gömböc

In the summer of 2010 I traveled to Hungary for the 25th anniversary reunion of the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics program, and had the pleasure of seeing the inauguration of another study abroad program for computer science, the Aquincum Institute of Technology. The interesting part of the ceremony was a series of mathematics talks to… Continue reading An Interesting Prime Number Fact, Rubik’s Cube and the Gömböc

HCSSiM 2010: Alive and Well!

I visited the Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics (HCSSIM) program for the annual YP Day, and am happy to report the program is as vibrant as ever this summer. Yellow Pigs Day For those not familiar with HCSSiM lore and what YP day is, the initials YP stand for Yellow Pig, one of the… Continue reading HCSSiM 2010: Alive and Well!

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