When Female Mathematicians Walk Into A Bar

Guilty – I find math jokes hilarious. When they are in fact jokes about math. I belong to a group on Facebook dedicated to the sole purpose of sharing math jokes. They make me groan or roll my eyes and occasionally laugh out loud. Once in a while someone will post a joke like this:… Continue reading When Female Mathematicians Walk Into A Bar

Totally Normal

For my summer job, I'm working at Camp Shutaf - a summer camp for kids with and without special needs. I double as a councilor and a personal guide for a teen with Down Syndrome. Yesterday during lunch, I was handing out cups of water to the campers and as I observed the room out… Continue reading Totally Normal

There Exists vs. For All – Math and Racism

I make generalizations by accident sometimes. I think everyone does. It's just a habit we have of not being accurate when talking about other people. One of the most basic principles of mathematics - logic, specifically - is the difference between "there exists" and "for all/every." For example, 1. There exists a solution to the… Continue reading There Exists vs. For All – Math and Racism

Why Math?

Q: Isn't math boring? A: Sometimes. As in any field of study, there are rough areas you have to plough through in order to get to the truly fascinating stuff. All the math which is taught through the end of high school is like that. They only teach the basics, the raw and often ugly… Continue reading Why Math?