## Deriving Euler’s Identity

Euler’s Identity has been called “the most beautiful equation” in mathematics. It neatly encapsulates five key values and three operators into...

## Man Caves and Toxic Masculinity

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: Not all masculinity is toxic. I’ve been seeing a lot of men suggesting that manhood is under attack. That everything to ...

## The Natural Base e: Thoughts on Teaching

In “Burn Math Class”, Jason Wilkes spends quite a few pages deriving the value of $$e$$. I did not notice him at any point mentioning compound inter...

## Two Shootings, Two Standards

On March 7, 2018, a student at Huffman High School in Birmingham, AL, fired a gun, killing a girl and injuring himself. On March 20, 2018, a student at Great Mi...

## The Problem with Problems

I’m currently reading “Burn Math Class,” and it’s got me thinking about language. Yesterday, I saw an item about teaching students why c...

## Why “Not All Men” is a Poor Response

“Not all men.” There was a time, years ago, when I used to start many responses with those three words. “Men commit rape.”: “Not all men.” “Men are violent.”: “...

## Some Thoughts on Teaching Mathematics

This morning, I was reading the NCTM blog, and the subject was on students struggling with systems of linear inequalities. First, as background: I don’t h...

## Not All Masculinity is Toxic

As the term “toxic masculinity” gets more widespread, I see more people complain about it. The interpretation is that the term implies that all men ...

## Attacking the Roots of White Male Entitlement

In 1992, two white Detroit police officers assaulted Malice Green, a black man. He died after the assault, and while he did have drugs in his system, the courts...

## It’s Time to Retire the “Good Guy” Narrative

“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun,” we are told repeatedly, “is a good guy with a gun.” On Thursday, March 1, 2018, a high school teacher in Georg...