Oct
04

Math Education and Humanization: September

A lot happened in September, and it’s difficult for me to sum everything up in one place. Last week, I presented my work so far as part of the Charles Center summer research showcase. I decided that, rather than try to cover everything I have learned since the spring, I would focus on a slice…
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Aug
27

Math Education and Humanization: Summer Conclusions

My reading in August continued what I started in July: background reading on education reform and seeking out new primary sources archived online. My most exciting discoveries have come from Lawrence Cremin’s book The Transformation of the School: Progressivism in American Education, 1876-1957. Although it does not cover math education in much depth, it has been incredibly helpful…
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Aug
01

Math Education and Humanization: July

July was a travel-intensive month. I returned home from New York, stayed there for two weeks, and then spent a week and a half in New England. Half of that was at the Harvard library to look through the papers of George Sarton (who was a very well-known historian of science through the first half…
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Jul
04

Math Education and Humanization: June

June has been a busy month for me. I have spent the past four weeks in New York, hunched over boxes of letters on the top floor of Columbia University’s library. Living in the city has been a great experience in itself, but it has also made me appreciate how calm and quiet Williamsburg is.…
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Jun
03

Math Education Reform: May

This month has been a little light on actual reading and note-taking, but I’ve made some important progress solidifying my plans for the summer. This Sunday I’m taking a bus up to New York, where I will spend a month digging through Columbia library’s special collections. I’m especially interested in the personal papers and correspondences…
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