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  1. Trust, Modeling, Curiosity, and Learning

    In the current issue of The New Yorker (4 Mar 2019 on page 57) there is a cartoon of a man and a woman looking down at their baby who is sound asleep in a crib. They say to each other "Should we wake her before she wakes us?" They have trust that the child will awake. Indeed, they are...

  2. Time lag in journal publication

    Just a short thought or should I say a long thought in a short form or should I say  a short thought in a short form or should I stop this and just say! A recent correspondence with a colleague pointed out the 2 to 3 year lag from submission to publication of an article in a very good MAA...

  3. I learn by going . . .

    At our SIMIODE Staff Meeting Friday held at SIMIODE World Headquarters (the dining room table at our home in Cornwall NY USA) I had shared with SIMIODE’s two technical directors, Leigh Noble and Mark Tourtellott, some fortune cookies I had not opened from a previous take out meal as a...

  4. Students making up the questions

    In our ever creative (we try!) growth process at SIMIODE we are working on thinking of our SIMIODE community as a "Community of Practice," in which we all draw energy and ideas, as well as practices, from each other and outside resources. SIMIODE's two Technical Directors, Mark...

  5. Top-of-Mind Thinking and Sharing

    I am lifting this Blog Entry ENTIRELY from my son's email promoting his online entrepreneurship course material which many faculty use around the country. He is Doan Winkel and he teaches at John Carroll University in Cleveland Heights OH. Indeed, he is Director, Muldoon Center, The John J....

  6. Five Principles of Extraordinary Math Teaching

    TED Talks.  We have all been there, watched them, realized the clock moved way too fast as we watched, but always we come away inspired and informed. I commend this one to you. It was given by Dan Finkel (see below for details on Dan). Five Principles of Extraordinary Math...

  7. Breathless Classroom. . .

    My son is  Dr. Doan Winkel, Director, Muldoon Center for Entrepreneurship, John Carroll University, Cleveland Heights OH USA. He is leading a session at  the 4th Annual California Entrepreneurship Educators Conference, Lavin Entrepreneurship Center, San Diego State University,...

  8. 3 Ways to Get More Women Into Tech

    We read this article today and thought more people ought to see it. We especially liked the part that says,  “We have found that by pairing theory with real-world applications, particularly in introductory technical courses, we can capture the interest and enthusiasm of more students...

  9. Applied mathematics may be underrepresented

    Years ago when I was teaching at a small liberal arts school, Albion College, Albion MI, I decided to venture out and teach an Operations Research course (piece of advice, NEVER start an OR course with linear programming as it is a quagmire of opportunities from which you can never extricate...

  10. Colleges disappearing

    We have been working on building emailing lists to contact folks around the country (indeed, world) about our Student Competition Using Differential Equation Modeling – SCUDEM to be held on 21 April 2018. We are trying to line up host sites for SCUDEM 2018 and so we are working on...

  11. What do you do on your first day of class?

    I invited my son, Doan Winkel, to share what he does in his Entrepreneurship class on the first day of class. Doan is The John J. Kahl, Sr., Chair in Entrepreneurship, at John Carroll University in Cleveland Heights OH USA.  Here is what he does. ---------  ****...