The reasons why mathematics teaching is failing

Posted on Fri 01 November 2019 in mathematics, teaching, meta

As a mathematics PhD student, I have seen a lot of mathematics teaching. I have been lucky enough to witness some (very) good teaching, but I have also been inflicted with so much bad teaching. Sometimes, I just wondered whether the people do even realize that their teaching is horrible …

A tale in topology - The large clovers meadow

Posted on Wed 18 April 2018 in meta, mathematics

A small tale with a topological soul, with the aim of providing a very high level intuition for the notion of density and dense set in topology.

Smally Open was a cheeky youngster of the Open family who lived in a large meadow. It was a very nice and green …