Alcohol and calculus…

My cousin's husband "paged" me on facebook with this: And the message is definitely important. Fellow mathematicians: stay safe this school year! 😉

I have no idea what I’m doing…

I have no idea what I'm doing and I'm afraid, I'm breaking new ground in my life and it's scaring me %*$less. but just maybe... After scarring myself thinking of all the bad things that could possibly happen, I realized that I've solved hundreds, thousands, of math problems that I didn't have the slightest idea … Continue reading I have no idea what I’m doing…

How to solve any math problem even if you don’t know how to do it

I've tutored lots of people in math over the years and the one thing that gets most people in math is they'll look at the problem and think, "I don't know how to solve that." So they don't try anything and instead they just throw down their pencil, fold their arms, and sulk. When, if … Continue reading How to solve any math problem even if you don’t know how to do it

Good news!

Good news! "I" got an "A" in differential equations this semester! WAHOO! The I is in quotes because it wasn't actually me, it was my sister taking the class, turning in the homework assignments, and taking the tests. But I helped her all along the way. I taught her. When we discovered her grade we … Continue reading Good news!

Math is easy!

There are several things I tell people when I mentor them in math, but I have found that two phrases (and their related subsets) are the most helpful in allowing them to focus mentally on the subject and learn it faster. Feel free to employ these two statements yourself when studying. X is easy! Where … Continue reading Math is easy!