January 29, 2019

I discovered quite by accident while watching the Schoolhouse Rock video on adjectives that the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus is used to solve an integral!

This screenshot is from 1:30 in the video, which can be found here.  

As happy as I was to see an integral a...

January 19, 2019

Things I wish graduate advisors had told their students about doing Skype interviews.

  1. Do *not* sit in front of a window, door, or any other place that will let light in behind you. Most curtains are not sufficient to make up for being in front of a window.

  2. D...

January 8, 2019

Las Vegas is definitely what would have happened to Middle-Earth if Galadriel had taken the ring.

August 31, 2018

I never knew until now that there is some mathematics in Shakespeare's "As you like it"

Celia: Yes; I think he is not a pick-purse nor a
horse-stealer, but for his verity in love, I do
think him as concave as a covered goblet or a
worm-eaten nut.

Those holes in the middl...

April 28, 2018

Okay, so I dabble occasionally in genealogy, everyone needs a hobby, right?  But today I stumbled across something that really surprised me.

Jenna E. Beadle is my 1st cousin three times removed.  In her case, that means that her mother, Rebecca Beadle, was first cousins...

January 6, 2016

Getting started with math videos

When I began creating videos, I had a very limited application in mind. It wasn't the case that I planned to flip the classroom.  Instead, my motivation was that I found myself repeating certain basic concepts over and over again in off...

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