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Joshua Brian Fitzgerald
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Lived in New Haven, IN
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I can smell margaritas in the math department hallway. Not surprised.
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An Ohio congressman and his entourage are creeping behind me and watching me type over my shoulder...Government surveillance! 1984! Big Brother!
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I don't want a repeat of last week, so I'm getting started on my +CS101: Building a Search Engine homework today, instead of waiting until Tuesday at 5....(i'm a bad student)
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SAME!
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Applied category theory???
 
"This post started out as a gist meant to help work through what I’ve learned about category theory by applying it to something I already knew, JavaScript. The surprising result is a clearly defined set of JavaScript functions and jQuery helpers that can be optimized to reduce execution time. In the course of this post we’ll define two categories: one for HTMLElements and the other for jQuery objects. We’ll then construct a Functor that maps from the category of HTMLElements to the category of jQuery objects. At the end we’ll see how jQuery plugin authors can help user’s speed up their JavaScript using what we learned along the way."
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I want my Precalc students to know how important algebra and trig are when they get to Calculus. Can anyone think of a standard Calc I problem that uses a whole variety of material from Precalc?
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To me both Trigonometry and Calculus are glorified Algebra. You become good in mathematics in general by being really good in Algebra. Being good at Algebra means being good at algebraic manipulation. Of course one has to know the basic knowledge about Trigonometry and Calculus, but that takes very little time to understand. Too often, teachers often spend too much time stressing and explaining the basic knowledge. I think the stress should be put on doing the complex algebraic manipulation and getting them right.
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Google experts: I want to get price data from Google Shopping and do some basic statistical analysis on it for a personal project. So for instance, if I wanted to make a simple histogram of the prices of a given product, how would I go about getting that data?
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Time for some +CS101: Building a Search Engine !!
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Finished +CS101: Building a Search Engine homework just in time!
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Although I am already fluent in Python and understand programming well I am enjoying this, although I skipped almost all the videos and just did the homeworks.

I didn't know that the other class has started but today, so I might jump on that one. I am also already taking the SaaS class on https://www.coursera.org
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The End of Teaching (as we know it) http://dld.bz/aXMjN #highered via
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Hat tip to +Matthew Patulski
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  • Miami University
    Graduate Assistant, 2010 - present
  • Target Test Prep
    Textbook Consultant, 2012 - 2012
  • East Allen County Schools
    Substitute Teacher, 2010 - 2010
  • East Allen County Schools
    Remediation Teacher, 2010 - 2010
  • Huntington University
    Math Competition Coordinator, 2007 - 2009
  • Self-employed
    Math Tutor, 2005 - 2012
  • Huntington University
    Math, Chemistry, and Computer Science Tutor, 2007 - 2010
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  • Miami University
    M.A. Mathematics, 2010 - 2012
  • Huntington University
    B.S. Mathematics Education, 2006 - 2010
  • New Haven High School
    2002 - 2006
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