Jeremy Côté

Bits, ink, particles, and words.

Clutter and Blank Space

It’s easy to go overboard with the work we do. This is particularly true when we create something from an unlimited resource, such as words or sounds. We’re tempted to go on and on, making sure that we say enough. We don’t want people to misinterpret our message, so we seek to clarify beyond a reasonable doubt.

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A Different Kind of Final Exam

What does a final exam look like in mathematics?

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Notation and Beginners

You’re interested in learning a new mathematical topic. After reading some popular articles that speak in broad terms about the subject, you are energized to go on a deeper dive and learn the details.

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I am very good at finding the bad aspects of any given idea or thing. I wouldn’t call myself cynical. Rather, I have a tendency to find ways to justify not doing something. This has to do with my reluctance to try new things, and I suspect I’m not the only one who does this.

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