Monthly Archives: March 2014

Cucumber Day in Calculus, 2014 Edition

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Originally posted on FracTad's Fractopia:
If I’ve used an activity for three years in a row, I guess it’s a tradition! My calculus students have done this one for several years now, and it’s always been a hit. To…

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It’s Time to Connect With John Wesley

Originally posted on Progarchy:
InsideOut Music  recently signed John Wesley to its label, and his new album, Disconnect, will be available March 31 in Europe and April 1 in the U.S.  I’m not pulling an April Fools’ joke when I…

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Integrity’s Minstrel: John Bassett. Unearth (2014)

Originally posted on Progarchy:
A review of John Bassett, Unearth (Stereohead Records; release date: March 31, 2014). I’m honestly not sure if my admiration for John Bassett knows many—if any—bounds. When we first announced progarchy’s birth in the fall of…

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The Five Biggest Myths About Secession

Originally posted on Pileus:
With the ongoing tension over Russia’s annexation of Crimea, now would be a good time to talk about the biggest myths people believe about the origins of secessionist movements around the world (even though Crimea is…

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A Couple of Reading Recommendations

Originally posted on FracTad's Fractopia:
I’ve been on Spring Break this week, and we’ve stayed home this year, which has been nice. I’ve had a chance to catch up on some reading, and I really enjoyed two books in…

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Math Is So Romantic

Originally posted on FracTad's Fractopia:
I’ve been using a new review technique with the students in my Calculus class – speed dating! I wish I could take credit for it, but one of the incredibly creative teachers in the…

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Why So Little Decentralization?

Originally posted on Pileus:
Many scholars (for instance) have noted a trend around the world of greater decentralization, at least on certain dimensions. Many non-federal, unitary states have tried to devolve some spending and decision-making authority on local or regional…

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