Boosting Math Standards

Public college systems in Maryland, Kentucky and New York increase admissions requirements or placement thresholds for credit-bearing courses in mathematics, a subject in which many entering college students are ill prepared.

'The Calculus of Friendship'

For 30 years, starting in the spring of 1977, Steven Strogatz maintained an occasional correspondence with his high school calculus teacher, Don Joffray. During that time, both Strogatz and Joffray experienced great changes in their lives -- from professional successes to family tragedies -- yet their letters focused almost entirely on mathematics, rarely mentioning personal matters at all.

'Loving and Hating Mathematics'

Mathematics, as a discipline, seems to have garnered far more than its fair share of stereotypes (however untrue): It's difficult (especially for women and assorted minorities); it's dry and boring; it's the province of socially deficient nerds; students only take it because it's a requirement. (Well, O.K., that last one might be less of a stereotype and more of a ...

AMS and MAA 2011 Joint Mathematics Meetings

Thu, 01/06/2011 to Sun, 01/09/2011


New Orleans , Louisiana
United States

Unusual Research Finding From Nazi Policies at Universities

A present-day scholar uses data on the removal of Jewish scholars to study the impact of losing high-caliber mentors.

Spuyten Duyvil Undergraduate Mathematics Conference

Sat, 04/24/2010


New York , New York
United States


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