4.5 Ways to “Keep Calm And __[incert anything]”

How to manage grad school, a part-time job (or jobS), a relationship (or a family) and not to go crazy? If you’ve been to grad school for over 6 month you have probably figured out that it’s a rhetorical question. However, we c an always brainstorm strategies to “Keep calm and ______”. The next question … More 4.5 Ways to “Keep Calm And __[incert anything]”

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Assorted Stereotypes About Grads

Some people perceive millennials as a generation of spoiled coffee-drinking infantile youngsters with hyper-extended childhood who take about 30 years to ‘find themselves’ only to find themselves working as baristas while pretending to be engaged in ‘vaguely creative activities’.   Misconceptions about graduate students, especially the ones in humanities go even further. Just for laughs – here … More Assorted Stereotypes About Grads

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Canadian Mathematical Society Winter Meeting 2016 – Niagara!

This weekend was really mathematical for me! I went to Canadian Mathematical Society Annual Winter Meeting! This year it was held in Niagara falls. We didn’t get to see the falls and the fire alarm nearly chased us out of the conference halls, but overall the trip was incredibly productive and fun. I also met … More Canadian Mathematical Society Winter Meeting 2016 – Niagara!

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Math Anxiety Inducing Phrases

I became a contributing author for Lifehack.Org Here is my first post about math anxiety inducing phrases that all of us should avoid when talking to kids about math or academic subject matter in general. http://www.lifehack.org/431623/3-phrases-that-contribute-to-math-anxiety-in-children Lifehack.org would not appreciate if I just pasted my post here, but in short, whenever you  talk to kids … More Math Anxiety Inducing Phrases

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A ‘quirk’ that Dedekind, Mendeleev and Hilbert had in common :)

I always get an extra boost of creativity, motivation and productivity in my graduate research after periods of teaching.  I’ve been working at different math summer camps for the last few weeks, and the experience was tiring and challenging at times.  However, after the camps were finished I noticed that some ideas related to my … More A ‘quirk’ that Dedekind, Mendeleev and Hilbert had in common 🙂

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Teaching an online course: Online Math Kangaroo Enrichment Classes

This summer I have been teaching a Online Math Kangaroo Enrichment Classes for grade 4. In each class we looked at several core concepts and then solved numerous problems that resembled problems from Math Kangaroo Contests. Teaching an online class was a new experience for me and I am extremely happy that i had a chance … More Teaching an online course: Online Math Kangaroo Enrichment Classes

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Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2014

  I was honored to be one of the speakers at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics held with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Once again, I was speaking of various regional differences in the Soviet mathematics education.  The comments from the attendees were … More Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2014

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Classroom Adventures in Mathematics Summer Institute 2014

Last week Department of Mathematics of UofT welcomed school teachers and teachers in training for a week of professional enrichment – Classroom Adventures in Mathematics Summer Institute 2014.  UofT faculty and graduate students spoke to the teachers about enrichment of traditional curriculum for students of different ages and academic backgrounds as well as highlighting the … More Classroom Adventures in Mathematics Summer Institute 2014

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Geek Street Fair powered by Google – Toronto Distillery District

Last Thursday I, along with a great group of volunteers, had a pleasure to participate in the Toronto Distillery District Geek Street Fair powered by Google. The event was designed to demonstrate how fun and exciting STEM subjects can be. Read more about this event at out new website at http://mathplus.math.utoronto.ca/home/a_geek_street

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Localities – Graduate Student Conference at York University

On May 3rd and 4th York University hosted the Localities conference. See the following link for the program that was offered http://yorkustsgradconference2014.wordpress.com/program/ I was honored to be one of the speakers.  I was speaking of regional differences in mathematics and science education of the Soviet Students.  This was a new talk that I have recently prepared and … More Localities – Graduate Student Conference at York University

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