Author Archives: William

Planar graphs and polyhedra

I have switched schools, and am now at Rosedale Middle School with Sam Martin. Last Thursday was my first week interacting with the students, and I think it went fairly well. I had them draw a planar graph, and count … Continue reading

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Shopping for knowledge

On Thursday the students were working on a shopping project. They were given a budget (on the order of five hundred dollars), and several “stores” were set up around the classroom where they were supposed to shop. The goal was … Continue reading

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Not a magician

I did my “I am a scientist” discussion a couple of weeks ago and I think it went not completely awfully. We started with a “What do mathematicians look like?” activity, and then talked about how mathematicians take real problems … Continue reading

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Mr. Espe… Mr. William

I am at Liberty Memorial Central Middle School in Lawrence in a seventh grade math class with Jennifer Clarkson. I was only observing my first day, but noticed a few interesting things. First, the classroom was very brightly decorated with … Continue reading

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