MMV #5 John Urschel

 Mathematicians Made Visible #5 is John Urschel, a Canadian-American mathematician and a retired professional football player. He played college football at Penn State and was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. His research fields include numerical linear algebra, graph theory, and data science/machine learning. He is currentlyContinue reading “MMV #5 John Urschel”

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Math Inspires Art Inspires Math . . .

My Spring Creativity Has Sparked! After nearly a year of creative hiatus, I am excited to share the first images of my new project. Since last August I have been focusing on improving my craft as a middle and high school Algebra teacher. I am inspired by my students to create a new series ofContinue reading “Math Inspires Art Inspires Math . . .”

Inspired by Finland

I’m getting ready for my summer trip to Iceland and Finland by immersing myself in some beautiful images. This reindeer is from a book called Scandinavian Folk Patterns, and the sun framing it I found online researching Sami drum symbols. Felt is one of my favorite fabrics to sew because you don’t need to hemContinue reading “Inspired by Finland”

Mathematics and Sustainability

I just finished teaching a three week class on mathematics and sustainability. It was this amazing experience where I felt fully integrated: math, art, environmentalism—all these different parts of me were all there. Here are some samples of my students’ work.

Treat Your Art Like It’s a Business

I have recently been inspired by Rachael Cook at the Yogipreneur website. She runs a business helping yoga teachers turn their love of yoga into a sustainable business. I am not particularly business minded, so I signed up for her 21 day “Fired Up and Focused” challenge. Rachael sends you an email a day withContinue reading “Treat Your Art Like It’s a Business”

Vibrant Watercolors in Twelve Easy Lessons

It’s my firm belief that painting and drawing are not only talents, but also practical skills which can be taught to everybody. I also believe it’s never too late to learn (yay, neuroplasticity!) So I bought the book You Can Paint Vibrant Watercolors in Twelve Easy Lessons by Yuko Nagayama and I’m very proud ofContinue reading “Vibrant Watercolors in Twelve Easy Lessons”