Conference in beautiful New Orleans

One of the nice things about academia is the ability to go to professional conferences.  Every January, the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) hold a simultaneous national meeting, the Joint Mathematical Meetings.  It’s a great chance to see a lot of good math, get together with friends you haven’t seen in awhile, and, since it’s New Orleans, eat a lot of good food.  Not a bad way to spend four days!

I attended a minicourse on a Java applet called CalcPlot3D, which allows visualization and exploration for a lot of concepts in our Calculus III course.  It looks really useful and like a real timesaver for teaching.  The geek in me really loves stuff like this!


About Rob Poodiack

Associate Professor of Mathematics and current Chair of the Northeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of America.
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