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Reading the Comics, August 12, 2016: Skipping Saturday Edition

I have no idea how many or how few comic strips on Saturday included some mathematical content. I was away most of the day. We made a quick trip to the Michigan’s Adventure amusement park and then to play pinball in a kind-of competitive league. 1,197 more words


Reading the Comics, August 5, 2016: Word Problems Edition

And now to close out the rest of last week’s comics, those from between the 1st and the 6th of the month. It’s a smaller set. 437 more words


The public says...

I’ve had several conversations with “the general public” and… they are discerning┬áthat it’s not just “the budget” that is causing problems here at the college… that actions of the “leadership” are┬ádriving good people out, quickly. 119 more words


Reading the Comics, June 11, 2016: Mostly Mathematics As A Signifier Edition

For this week’s roundup of mathematically themed comic strips I have a picture again! After a month or so. It’s great to see again. Also there’s several comics I could swear I’ve shown and featured before. 1,080 more words


Mathia X Review

I was out marking roads for yesterday’s webinar on the latest THING THAT IS GOING TO SAVE ALL MATH INSTRUCTION BECAUSE IT IS SO GOOD AND AMAZING. 2,201 more words

Math Education

Reading the Comics, June 3, 2016: Word Problems Without Pictures Edition

I haven’t got Sunday’s comics under review yet. But the past seven days were slow ones for mathematically-themed comics. Maybe Comic Strip Master Command is under the impression that it’s the (United States) summer break already. 560 more words


How old was Alexander the Great?

I’ve been hunting through a lot of early modern French algebra textbooks lately, and one of the unanticipated pleasures had been reading the word problems that the authors devise for their readers. 1,316 more words

17th Century