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Girls’ Angle Bulletin, Volume 7, Number 2
The electronic version of the latest issue of the Girls’ Angle Bulletin is now available on our website. In Bisection Envelopes, a paper to appear in the journal Involve, Noah FechtorPradines proves many interesting properties of the envelope of the set of … Continue reading
A Blind Spot of the MCAS
I’d like to blog about an important problem solving skill: The ability to make new symbolic representations. Fundamentally, it’s a language skill. Languages are symbolic representations, and where would the human race be without language?
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Avoid Computations – Use Variables!
If you’re like me, you’re prone to computational error. One technique that helps minimize such errors is to use variables and delay substitution of specific values for as long as possible. Problem #14 on the 1990 AIME can be used … Continue reading