Grad School, Tips

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

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Grad School, Research

Pedagogy -Balancing on the Border of the ‘Image’ and the ‘Body’ of Knowledge

The lines between the 'body'and the 'image' of knowledge can blur. One of such ‘grey’ area is education.

Math, Outreach

Math Kangaroo March Break Camp 2014 has started!

 (image from https://kangaroo.math.ca/) I am so excited to be working at the Math Kangaroo March Break Camp and Math Academy this week! The camp started out on a great note. For instance, grades 4 and 5 started their day by looking at crocodiles from a mathematical point of view! Picture can be found here: https://twitter.com/mariya_boyko12/status/443053861318955008/photo/1

Art, Drawings

Winter blues and whites – making the best out of them

Most lifestyle websites are buzzing about beating the winter blues, as though these blues were a plague of some kind.  To me, however, the "winter blues" expression carries quite an opposite meaning.  I was born in the winter, and most of my happy childhood memories are related to playing in the snow, putting on a… Continue reading Winter blues and whites – making the best out of them

Math, Outreach

Symbolic logic and math for teachers

For those who are planning to take a course in Modern symbolic Logic: https://math.escalator.utoronto.ca/home/blog/mariya-mathematics-history-and-eduation-week-7/   If you plan to take a course in pedagogy intended for the future math teachers, you might find this post helpful https://math.escalator.utoronto.ca/home/blog/mariya-mathematics-history-and-eduation-week-8/  

Grad School, Research

“You study math and what…???” – How math and history majors merged into one

As a student of the Concurrent Teacher Education Program I knew that eventually I will need to have two teachable subjects. Despite of all difficulties I really enjoyed my math classes and I did not even think of studying anything else. By the end of the second year I had a lot of math courses… Continue reading “You study math and what…???” – How math and history majors merged into one

Math, Outreach

Freshmen, this one is dedicated to you :)

If you happen to be going into your first year of university, I have some pointers to give you here (https://math.escalator.utoronto.ca/home/blog/mariya-mathematics-history-and-eduation-week-3/) first-week-of-the-first-year-of-university over here (https://math.escalator.utoronto.ca/home/blog/mariya-week4/) more on specific math classes here (https://math.escalator.utoronto.ca/home/blog/mariya-mathematics-history-and-eduation-week-6/) Let me know if that was helpful :):):)