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 ParkContinue reading “May 28 Day 1175: Sunday in the 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 everythingContinue reading “May 19 Day 1167: Strategery Unlocked”

May 13 Day 1161: A Festival of Fun

This morning, Tacoma Math hosted its second community math festival of the year. Our first was April 27 at Lincoln High School and today’s was on UW Tacoma’s campus in the new Milgard Building. Funded by the UW Tacoma Office of Community Partnerships, we recruited undergraduate students to create and facilitate math activities. There wasContinue reading “May 13 Day 1161: A Festival of Fun”