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the other thing

Monday, October 29th, 2007

Right, so I guess I got a little carried away with the first thing that made me think from last Saturday’s workshop. The other thing came from a spur-of-the-moment comment made by another workshop attendee in the middle of the day. I don’t remember much of the context, except that the speaker made a remark […]

home again

Saturday, January 13th, 2007

Whew … my two marathon weeks at Taylor are over! Being home again is extremely settling and satisfying. At the very least, I’m able to sleep in my own bed and not on a friend’s couch (which, if you know anything about my height, was necessarily too short for me to sleep on comfortably). Of […]

wendy’s

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

I’m currently in the middle of the world’s longest day of teaching. I woke up at 6:45am, drove to Marsh to buy five(!) dozen glazed donuts for my Taylor classes (mostly a bribe to get the *second* class to show up half an hour early (at 10:30am!) to watch Donald in Mathmagic Land), drove back […]

Taylor again

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007

So, happy new year, and all that jazz. Another year has dawned, and that can only mean one thing: J-term. The professor for whom I substituted last year has received some sort of research grant for this month, and the TU math department needed somebody to cover his J-term class. Since I have taught that […]

back to Taylor

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

So it looks like I’ll be teaching at Taylor again, but only for a few days this time. Dr. DeLong has been given a grant to do some research this coming January, and the other day Dr. Benbow e-mailed to see if I’d be interested in covering his MAT120 (Investigations in Mathematics) course this J-term. […]

holy cow.

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Read this. Read this, too. There’s really nothing to say about this situation… literally. I can’t imagine what it must be like for anyone directly involved in this mix-up. Just a minute ago, I was talking with Shawn on the phone, and I realized that I don’t know whose parents I would rather be right […]

value of math

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

So, apparently there’s been a bit of confusion about what I meant when I said that I enjoyed studying in seminary much more than teaching ” ‘normal’ ” math classes. (If you recall, we’ve already had this conversation this year.) Nobody needs to clue me (or any other math teacher, hopefully) in to the value […]

finishing quickly

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

Well, it’s Wednesday afternoon, and four of my eight calculus students have already turned in their take-home finals. I’ve already graded them, too … that turned out to take less time than I anticipated. In fact, I’ve caught up on all the Investigations reflection papers and presentations, as well. All that remain are the four […]

something good

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

Laura VanRyn is waking up! She is one of two students to survive the truck-van crash that killed four TU students and one staff member almost three weeks ago. She’s been in a coma since then, but she is starting to communicate with her family and with her therapists… what an answer to prayer. The […]

anagram and analogy

Monday, May 15th, 2006

Two highlights from today’s early round of finals (MAT120 group presentations): “freak marvelous poisoner”… One group presented the section on cryptography and RSA encryption. They presented an amazing anagram as an illustration of a simple type of encryption (Dan Brown would be proud). What’s the hidden message? I’ll post the answer as a comment here… […]

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