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Episode 105: Without Geometry, Life is Pointless

Posted in Interview, Podcast on April 11, 2013 by Ashli
Rochester Black

Rochester Black

After letting me crash at his place, Avery agreed to podcasting about his intro into teaching, some classroom projects and how his school is working on status issues. And yes, the cat in the picture is the one you hear in the podcast. Looks so unassuming, doesn’t he?

Links:

Avery’s blog and twitter

Park City Mathematics Institute

St. Ann’s (and some cool things math teacher’s at St. Ann’s do)

Lockhart’s book

Dr. Deborah Ball

Avery’s Question: Assume we are ridiculously successful at improving mathematics education. What does that look like 10 years down the road?

Prompt for next week: What is your favorite snack? (don’t forget to introduce yourself at the start of your clip!)

Episode 103: Tina Cardone

Posted in Interview, Podcast on March 28, 2013 by Ashli

We’re back to long form (around 50 minutes) this week with Episode 103 featuring the wonderful Tina Cardone of Drawing on Math. You can either download the podcast directly or subscribe to Infinite Tangents on iTunes. Below are some links to things discussed in the Podcast. Don’t forget to reply to Tina’s question in the comments and send in your response to this weeks’ prompt before next Thursday!

Links:

PROMYS

Productive Struggle

CME Textbooks (best textbooks ever!)

Tina’s Question for You: What sort of online resources are you looking for and what would make the current online resources more widely accessible?

Prompt for next week: What do you do during lunch?

Feedback is always appreciated and can be given using the ‘feedback‘ link on the right hand side of the blog.

Thanks for listening!
Ashli

Episode 101: Mathy McMatherson

Posted in Interview, Podcast on March 14, 2013 by Ashli

Happy Pi Day!

We are live on iTunes, though it may take a while for the rss feed to filter into iTunes with the latest episode, so for now check out this link. To find the podcast on iTunes, just search for “infinite tangents”. [Update: it’s on iTunes now!]

Many thanks to Daniel for being a willing subject for this one. He’s amazing fun to chat with and is making a great practice for himself. Check out his blog (though I suspect you already have).

Prompt for next week: How do you start your teaching day?
To submit a response for the prompt, find a mic (usb ones work great!) and record your response in a quiet place. Don’t forget to include who/where you are (your choice on how detailed you are here) and if you could keep your response to the prompt around 30 seconds, it would be much appreciated. Mp3, Aud, and Wav formats are preferred for recording but if you record using something else just ask. Prompts can be sent to my email (ashli (dot) black (at) gmail (dot) com).

As mentioned in the podcast, I’ll be switching up formats so next week is focused on news and info in the edutwitterblogosphere (Greader is going away?!) and responses to the promt above. And maybe other things. The podcast is young, and I am so changeable.

Thanks everyone!
Ashli

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Learn more about this sculpture at http://www.philomorph.net/

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pps Don’t forget to answer Daniel’s question in the comments below!