## Getting back to work

After a month of lock downs and self-isolation, many people are eager to get back to normal life. This is not just about the emotions,...

## A word about the novel coronavirus...

So today my school and the Claremont Colleges in general decided to move courses online for the rest of the semester. This has led some...

## Coding as a fundamental skill

I was reading a perspective that views the effort to teach kids coding as a "fetishization" of the subject. Naturally, I disagree....

## Why Calculus?

Sometimes people ask me, why should students study Calculus? Today I saw this figure in a major magazine. Now, the law of diminishing...

## Data science as a liberal art

I was asked recently to write a few paragraphs about how I feel data science as a liberal art, being as I am teaching Foundations of Data...

## Tau: you spin me right round

Okay, so there still seems to be some confusion about Tau versus Pi. Tau is the full circle constant, and represents 360 degrees, so one...

## Calculus on Schoolhouse Rock

I discovered quite by accident while watching the Schoolhouse Rock video on adjectives that the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus is used...

## Give a better interview over Skype

Things I wish graduate advisors had told their students about doing Skype interviews. Do *not* sit in front of a window, door, or any...

## Galadriel and the Ring

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

## Mathematics and the Bard

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 ...