Math in the Time of Corona

A blog in response to a global pandemic from an eternal optimist. Musings on emergency remote teaching (of mathematics), maintaining humanity, and building community in isolation.

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June 4 Day 1183: NES/MAA Spring Recap

What a crazy, whirlwind end to the Spring quarter. Who thinks it’s a good idea to finish the last day of teaching with a red-eye to Boston in order to attend the Spring meeting of the Northeastern Section of the MAA? Apparently I did. And I still do. Arriving Friday at 6:30 am, I picked…

May 28 Day 1175: Sunday in the Park

Rhododendrons will always and forever remind me of my father. Growing up in Rhode Island there was a huge purple bush along side one house and our own private rhododendron and azalea garden (with trails, a pond, and wisteria covered gazebo) at another. Seeing all the blossoms this morning while walking in Point Defiance Park…

May 19 Day 1167: Strategery Unlocked

The first day of the Spring Mathematical Association of America Board of Directors meeting was devoted to strategic planning—facilitated by Cara Parker of Cara Parker Consulting. We were engaged, focused, and productive. Sticky notes, flip charts, active meeting management. Time to think. Time to dream. Time to connect. Data, graphics, the works. It was everything…

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