Joyce 2017 Summer Season

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


Ability Grouping, Foreign Language, and Math

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


Joyce 2016-2017 Winter Season

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


Park Reviews: Six Flags Great Adventure

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


Geostrophic Balance

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


Review of ABT’s Met Season

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!

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My Favorite Theorem: Liouville’s Theorem

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