December 30 Day 662: Top 10 of 2021

Preparing to ring in the New Year is a time of reflection and appreciation for the year that we are closing out. So today, I present to top 10 blog posts (as determined by the number of reader views during 2021).

#10: January 16 Day 314: The Speed of Change in which I consider my habits adapting to new technologies. Focus on my Christmas Roomba

#9: January 3 Day 301: Time Machine in which I celebrate the Association for Women in Mathematics 50th anniversary by posting a selection of pictures that I took during my appointment as Executive Director.

#8: February 7 Day 336: Once More Unto the Breach, Dear Friends, Once More in which I hope to encourage and inspire warriors of the classroom coronavirus battlefield. (TLDR: You are not alone. It’s OK to not be OK. We are still making it up as we go along. And your efforts are appreciated.)

#7: September 18 Day 559: A Labor of Love in which I celebrate the completion of writing my manuscript for my middle grade math novel.

#6: October 1 Day 207: We Gather Together a throwback post to 2020 where I talk about my first attempt holding office hours in Gather. My knowledge of Gather and my ability to customize spaces has grown tremendously since then, but it remains a regularly visited post.

#5: March 14 Day 371: We Are OK in which I celebrate my birthday with a car accident that totaled our beloved Subaru.

#4: June 11 Day 95: Finals. Part II. Another throwback to 2020. If I were ranking posts by all time views, this would be the clear winner by a factor of 4. It is the first time I used oral interviews as an assessment method. There are plenty of other posts where I refine and improve my method, but this is the post that gets viewed the most.

#3: January 26 Day 324: Women’s Health, Amirite? in which I probably share TMI and reflect on issues in women’s health. (Is that pain real? Just persevere. Take Tylenol…)

#2: December 13 Day 645: Interview Marathon Part 1, the most recent return to oral assessments (this time in person) and a reflection on why this past academic term felt worse than previous fully-remote ones.

#1: January 9 Day 307: My New Hero Dr. Chelsea Walton in which I proclaim Dr Walton as the “Most Valuable Mathematician #JMM2021”. She remains awesome!

My wish for the New Year is that 2022 no longer has the need for a blog with the title Math in the Time of Corona. I’d be OK with that.

Published by Jenny Quinn

Mathematician. Mother. Wife. Leader. I am a professor of mathematics at the University of Washington Tacoma. Mother of Anson and Zachary. Wife to Mark. President of the Mathematical Association of America.

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