I remember how hard it was to write papers back in college. Part of the problem, for me, was knowing that only one person would read my paper, and that person wasn't reading it for pleasure, but just to give me a grade. (Yuck!) I failed one course because I just couldn't write for that teacher.

I just went back and looked at my first week of posts. I hadn't started linking to other people's goodies yet, and I included a few pieces I'd written before I started blogging. Four of my first five posts are pretty meaty:

- A poem about the number i,
- A children's story about aliens who count in base eight,
- A post on the joy of learning,
- A poem about my ideal school.

I am so grateful to be a part of a community of math enthusiasts and passionate teachers. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, the time I spend playing with math has at least tripled, because I get a chance to discuss it with peers. I feel like you all have helped me to become a mathematician.

Thank you for playing with math with me!

Sue,

ReplyDeleteand thank you... I regularly enjoy your posts...

Thank you for blogging. I've learned a lot from you.

ReplyDeleteCongratulations!

ReplyDeleteYours is a welcome voice, with (at least) two very interesting, distinct perspectives (math salon and college teaching) which I suspect share no other space but this.

Jonathan

Belated congratulations, Sue! I fourth what everyone else has said: I continue to enjoy reading your musings and look forward to reading more in the future. Your Risk Game postings from last fall were especially useful for me.

ReplyDeletePaul Hawking

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The Challenge of Teaching Math

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How do you get students to practice without their notes?

http://challenge-of-teaching-math.blogspot.com/2011/03/how-do-you-get-students-to-practice.html