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Author Archives: Jonas Reitz

Making our developmental math programs work

This post is a shout-out to Steve Hinds, a very smart guy who is embroiled in the hard work of trying to figure out how to make developmental math programs work at CUNY. He’s doing great work which is not … Continue reading

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Readings for April 8 – Kuh and Bean

I was searching last night for the Bean reading assignment and couldn’t find it (thanks for the reminder, Charles!). I located it this morning in the hard copy agenda from last week, and I’m posting it in case others are … Continue reading

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Today, We Write a Manifesto

I came across this and wanted to share — partly because I think it’s awesome, partly because it has a tricky self-referential nature which appeals to my mathematical sensibilities, but mostly because I was inspired — I think it would … Continue reading

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On Gardner’s 5 Minds for the Future

Justin Davis and I were asked to pose a question or two about Gardner’s 5 Minds for the Future, to give us something to think about as we read and prepare for our next meeting (April 25th). I’ll get us … Continue reading

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The open digital platform: what do we want?

I wanted to create a place where we could record our thoughts about the digital platform that is being developed as a part of the Living Lab project. The forum might be a better location for this (please let me … Continue reading

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A Mathematician’s Lament

Lockhart, Paul. A mathematician’s lament / 1st ed. New York : Bellevue Literary Press, 2009. As a mathematician I struggle with the role of mathematics in general education. There are such a variety of things that fall under the heading … Continue reading

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