November 19 Day 986: A Few AMATYC Highlights

The conference is continuing for another day but I am heading back this evening. There was plenty of positive math energy but here are some things I particularly want to remember. Indian food last night with April Strom, Chris Rasmussen, and Peter Liljedahl followed by the second half of the AMATYC Ignite event. For theContinue reading “November 19 Day 986: A Few AMATYC Highlights”

November 18 Day 985: Kudos for Flexibility

I want to acknowledge the persistence of my friend April Strom and the Teaching for Prowess Team. Even though it seems nothing was going right this morning, they made things work. Pivot number 1: The hotel wouldn’t allow anything on the walls. No tape, no blue tape, no static clings, nothing. The plan was toContinue reading “November 18 Day 985: Kudos for Flexibility”

November 17 Day 984: Hello Toronto!

I arrived after a restless night of travel. It’s brisk with a little snow on the ground. I took it easy today. Coffee at Tim Hortons, a session on active learning, a lovely keynote by Peter Liljedahl, and a meal sharing small plates with friends, both old and new. Quick lessons from the day: NotContinue reading “November 17 Day 984: Hello Toronto!”

November 16 Day 983: The Things We Do For Our Students

I’m sitting at the airport with an hour to wait before boarding the first leg of my journey to Toronto. I distinctly remember swearing off red-eye flights but I seem to keep taking them. When I was younger, I choose red-eyes because of cost. Now I am selecting them because of scheduling. I am travelingContinue reading “November 16 Day 983: The Things We Do For Our Students”

November 6 Day 973: 5 pm Pacific Standard

I was grateful for the extra hour of sleep this morning when I had to get up for an early flight home. But now that I am here and the clock has struck 5 pm, I WANT MORE LIGHT. Intellectually, I know that I will adjust and its time to replace all the old lightContinue reading “November 6 Day 973: 5 pm Pacific Standard”

November 5 Day 972: Hanging Out with Abe and Al

The MAA Board meeting ended early this afternoon and I spent the rest of my day wandering about DC. It was a warm and sunny Saturday afternoon; plenty of other folks had the same idea. I was not alone in my travels. It started at the Renwick Gallery to see Chawne Kimber’s quilt still notContinue reading “November 5 Day 972: Hanging Out with Abe and Al”

November 3 Day 970: What a Beautiful Site!

I arrived in DC at 4:30 pm. No flight issues for me, thank goodness. There was plenty of time to meet up with another MAA Board member at the airport, grab a cab, tour the new HQ, enjoy empanadas for dinner, and run the MAA annual business meeting— virtually. I must admit that I amContinue reading “November 3 Day 970: What a Beautiful Site!”