Saturday, March 26, 2011


I started this blog in 2007, and promptly abandoned it for a few years. On March 26, 2009 I came back to it and began writing a few posts a week. In the two years since then, I've gotten over 47,000 page views. I'm so honored that people are reading what I write.

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:

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!


  1. Sue,
    and thank you... I regularly enjoy your posts...

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

  3. Congratulations!

    Yours 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.


  4. 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.

    Paul Hawking
    The Challenge of Teaching Math
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