Monthly Archives: November 2013

NaBloCoMo results

What a fun month. I challenged myself (and others) at the beginning to try to help foster community among physics/math/??? educators by commenting on a blog every day. I thought it would be pretty easy. Mostly it was, as I … Continue reading

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Lab Lateral thinking

My son was asking us some riddles the other day and I started turning them into lateral thinking puzzles by asking him yes/no questions to figure out the answer. This reminded me of something I tried in my first year … Continue reading

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Visualizing eigenvectors

When I was in undergrad, I dutifully did all my linear algebra homework, not really understanding why. I figured, “if they want me to find a vector or two for a given matrix that satisfies M.v=lambda v , fine, I’ll do it.” … Continue reading

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Building community with #NaBloCoMo

It seems November means lots of things to lots of people. Writers try to do 50,000 words with #NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and bloggers try to do a new post every day with #NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month). I … Continue reading

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