Browsing the "math" Tag

Math Phobia

November 12th, 2012 | by Carali Van Otteren

Math seems to be one of those things that you either love or you hate.  I could sit and do


In Sore Need of a New Class

November 1st, 2012 | by Jonah Scheinerman

Here’s an interesting math problem you probably wouldn’t have heard in your standard high school / middle school math classes:


Trouble in Calc II? You’re Not Alone.

October 25th, 2012 | by Jonah Scheinerman

I think one of my favorite math classes I have taken was Calculus II, which I took it my senior


Computer Tribulations

October 18th, 2012 | by Jonah Scheinerman

Computers have defeated the world’s greatest human chess players. Computers can sift through the huge expanse of the Internet to find


Spheres: Inside and Out

October 4th, 2012 | by Jonah Scheinerman

Here’s a tough question for you: Suppose you have a flexible ball that can pass through itself [perhaps use different


Math, Wind, and Hairy Balls

September 27th, 2012 | by Jonah Scheinerman

For so many of us, mathematics can be a daunting field. Math often seems like an insurmountable obstacle, which we


Sexism, Nausea, and Women in Science

March 7th, 2012 | by Michelle Lu

Yesterday in my computer programming class, my professor stood stoutly in front of the two hundred-plus student audience and started


Math and Mentorship

January 17th, 2012 | by Lexie Tourek

The Math Department held its annual Marjorie Lee Browne Colloquium yesterday in celebration of MLK Jr. Day, featuring University of Colorado Professor James H. Curry lecturing on “Mentoring in the Mathematical Sciences: Good intentions are not enough.”


“We now know a thousand ways not to make the light bulb.”

December 9th, 2011 | by Leslie Horwitz

In the face of the failure of a perspective, Thomas Edison once optimistically said, “we now know a thousand ways not to make the light bulb.” Edison rightly saw these failed perspectives as a cost worth bearing


Discrimination in Mathematics

September 30th, 2011 | by Lexie Tourek

“It’s the subtle things that slowly eat at you.” This was the collective message from three female UM math professors,


Interdisciplinary Identity Crisis

January 11th, 2011 | by Lexie Tourek

I’ve written before about being a Math and Womyn’s Studies major, mostly focusing on the how important the intersection of


Sexy Math

October 8th, 2010 | by Lexie Tourek

As a dual major in Mathematics and Women’s Studies, I often hear: “wow, what an odd combination.” Even though there



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