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Attended New College of FL, Florida State University, Boston University
Lives in Cambridge, MA
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"Couzin has found an example of a more exciting type of collective intelligence—where a group solves a problem that none of its members are even aware of. Simply by moving together, the group gains new abilities that its members lack as individuals."
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"a remarkable finding of the model is that the level of effort which keeps a happy relationship going is always greater than the effort level that would be chosen optimally a priori (if only the present counted.)" Great example of using mathematics to model relationships!
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The Museum of Mathematics opened last night.  See the video!
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I haven't been yet, but really need to schedule a trip!
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Tax implications of the zombie apocalypse. This is important stuff folks!
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How did I miss that there's now easy-to-access 3D printing? http://www.shapeways.com/
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Well, here are some ideas: http://thingieverse.com
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I finished a draft of my presentation for Lesley's Community of Scholars day this thursday. Let me know what you think (and if you see any typos!)
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Very rough draft of my presentation on using game theory to model gendered division of labor in parenting. Trying to distill long paper into something entertaining and useful! Still needs some work, and any suggestions gratefully accepted in comments or twitter (@faroop).
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Adopting a protective identity as a response to mathematical shame
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+Nick Sayers +George Hart thought you might be interested in this and could maybe pass it on
 
slow start to our mini-survey over the weekend, but the quality of the responses has been great. So please tell us what you think about 'making' and education. 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?rm=full&formkey=dHdNY2VWTUxCaVVGWGt6TFNTeHltV1E6MQ#gid=0
Thank you so much for helping us in our research project on creativity, learning and education. We are very interested in learning more about your experiences and perspectives as someone who is acti...
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As a friend of mine recently said, "I love living in the future" http://makeymakey.com/
MaKey MaKey: Ever played Mario on Play-Doh or Piano on Bananas? Alligator clip the Internet to your world and start inventing the future. MaKey MaKey: An Invention Kit for Everyone
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Goodbye Adrienne Rich -- you made the world a better place. It's interesting that the quote in this article reminds me of the way that math class silences so many people.
Adrienne Rich was a mother, a lesbian, and one of our country’s foremost poets and writers. Today comes the news that she has died at the age of 82. It is strange that she has passed just when I have been rediscovering her works. I read many of her writings years ago, but have been revisiting them in the past several weeks as part of my new job with a diversity literacy project. Here is one of my favorite quotes of hers, from “Invisibility in Aca...
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Gainesville, FL - St. Louis, MO - Cary, NC - Toltec, AZ - Columbia, SC - Jefferson City, MO - Lancaster, PA - Crystal River, FL - Tallahassee, FL - Boston, MA
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Liberation math, relationships in teaching & learning
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My mission is to help people become more powerful through and with mathematics. I run the website http://liberationmath.org. I am interested in connections between mathematics the rest of the world (art, sociology, real life), combating shame in mathematics education, and using mathematics to understand human relationships. More about my mathematical interests can be found on my math blog. I'm also a carfree mom with two kids living in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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  • New College of FL, Florida State University, Boston University
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