Technology of today’s students

Amherst College has over 1680 students.  Of them, only 14 have desktop computers and 5 have landline telephones.  Here is an interesting list of IT related facts about the college and their students. [via]

Student podcasts in a history of mathematics course

I would like to take this opportunity to showcase some of my students’ work from last year.  I taught a class called “Great Theorems and Ideas in Mathematics.”  It was an upper-level history of mathematics course with a focus on some of mathematics’ greatest theorems.  I used William Dunham‘s Journey Through Genius for a good…