I didn’t post full reviews of many of the performances I saw at the Joyce this past year, but I wanted to (belatedly) write impressions of all of them. This post is about the shows I saw at the Joyce in June and July 2017, including three performances that were part of the Ballet Festival. Continue reading
I didn’t post full reviews of many of the performances I saw at the Joyce this past year, but I wanted to (belatedly) write impressions of all of them. This post is about the shows I saw at the Joyce from March through May 2017. Continue reading
I see a lot of writing in the math education community against homogeneous ability grouping, tracking, etc. It’s a difficult topic for me because I recognize the biases that often go into those things and the inequity they promote while also feeling like there are times and situations in which some students need something like grouping/tracking. I’ve been puzzling over these conversations, not sure how to feel or think, for at least a year now.
I’m still in that place, but now I’m in that place with a story to tell about experience with a mix of heterogeneous and homogeneous ability grouping. It’s actually a story I’ve had all along, but I didn’t realize it. Continue reading
There were a lot of Joyce performances for which I didn’t write reviews, but I wanted to (belatedly) post brief impressions of them. This post is about the shows I saw at the Joyce from November 2016 through February 2017. Continue reading
Wednesday was National Roller Coaster Day, and I spent it at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey!
I found the park a little unintuitive to navigate initially, and the signage didn’t always help. Once I settled in, though, I really enjoyed the day, and I rode eleven coasters and a dark ride. Thoughts below, in no particular order but starting with my two favorites: Continue reading
This is the first post in a series in which I’ll explain key concepts in atmospheric science and geophysical fluid dynamics. I’m starting off with geostrophic balance, one of the two main balances between forces that we assume in geophysical fluid dynamics. Continue reading
ABT’s season at the Met has been over for a few week, so here’s a cumulative post about it. I didn’t go to every production; namely, I skipped Swan Lake, Giselle, and Onegin. I saw the other five, though, and I have thoughts!
Evelyn Lamb and Kevin Knudson have started a new podcast called My Favorite Theorem. In each episode, they have a mathematician as a guest, and that guest talks about their favorite theorem. They also have to pair that theorem with something, often a food. This inspired me to think about which theorem is my favorite (not difficult) and what food I would pair with it (more difficult). Continue reading
This is very belated, but I taught two classes at MIT Spark and Columbia Splash this spring. Spark is aimed at middle school students, and Columbia Splash is for students in grades 8-12. The two classes I taught were both one hour long, one about weather data (in particular, using and interpreting skew T-log p plots) and one about ballet in the Soviet Union. Any feedback is welcome!