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FoxMaths! and other link updates

August 13, 2007 pm31 7:08 pm

Ce n’est pas un renard, indeed!

FoxMaths! is a new blog. Author seems to be a serious math undergrad from the Midwest, with math just hard enough that it is never easy for me, but not so hard that any of it completely blows me away. I need to study the posts. He doesn’t teach me, the way Good Math/Bad Math does, but he has that “puzzle” orientation, at a level just over my head. Love it.

I don’t think I ever introduced Vlorbik properly. Professor (I think), blogs math ed (and very nicely). Vlorbik hosted the most recent Carnival of Mathematics. Which of course you should check out. There is a link in the carnival to the man who taught me to play bridge… (no kidding).

I found that two of my links I haven’t been reading, and am dropping them. Time to say goodbye to Polski3 and Jennifer Spates. Polski’s stuff just didn’t hold my attention (different interests, I guess) and Jennifer is interested in putting out ideas, but seemingly not in discussing them. I know that this has an edge, but I was not shocked to learn that she wants to be an administrator.

A couple links that have been here a while, but are certainly worth clicking now and again. Each of them updates regularly, with real content: Ed Darrell [used to updated! He’s still at it.] teach history (in Texas?). Kimberly Moritz is an assistant superintendent upstate. Dave Marain is a retired math teacher.

There are a lot of links on the right side of this blog. They are there (mostly) because I find them interesting or valuable. As I change my mind, or as the links themselves change, so will the list.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. August 13, 2007 pm31 8:45 pm 8:45 pm

    Really appreciate you take your blogroll seriously.

  2. August 13, 2007 pm31 9:07 pm 9:07 pm

    Gee, I hope the “used to” drops out of that description soon. But I may indeed be headed for premature retirement from teaching social studies in Texas. My years in government, my speech writing skills, my years as a reporter, my years as a botanist don’t cut it. My great scores on the tests and significant graduate hours in the topics don’t work. My kids having a 95% passing score on the TAKS doesn’t cut it. I lack that one critical title: “Football coach.”

    I hope it’s just a string of aberrations.

  3. August 13, 2007 pm31 9:11 pm 9:11 pm

    Oops! Somehow I got the impression you were considering returning to teaching (could I have misinterpreted a summer vacation-related remark?). Anyhow, love the site, and I’ve corrected the post. Sorry about that!

  4. August 13, 2007 pm31 9:50 pm 9:50 pm

    I think ‘serious math undergrad’ might be one of the nicer things anyone’s ever said about me ^.^

    God I’m a nerd.

    Anyway, thank you for the notice and appreciation : )

  5. August 14, 2007 pm31 9:10 pm 9:10 pm

    thanks for the praise.

    i was an (assistant) professor
    for four years; now i’m a part-timer
    (with the title, i think, of “instructor”).

    professoring is better for the ego & pocketbook
    by adjuncting requires almost no political work
    (like serving on committees and getting along
    with administrative higher-ups …). so it works out.

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