Author Archives: Jonas Reitz

About the header image – the Cairo Tessellation

The header image was created by Richard Sheinaus, Director of Graphic Design at CUNY Central.  It depicts a tiling of the plane known as the Cairo Tessellation, so-called because it appears in the paving of several Cairo streets.  It has many … Continue reading

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Doodling in Math Class

Five texting in the back.  Three bored, overconfident, ignoring you.  Seven who were placed incorrectly in your class and, after struggling through the first exam, will simply give up.  Four who answer all the questions (three consistently correct, who will … Continue reading

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Welcome to the CUNYMath Blog

Hello and welcome!  The CUNYMath Blog is intended as a sounding board by and for the mathematics educators, researchers and graduate students at CUNY.  Ours is a large community, but it can sometimes feel small — it’s easy to be isolated … Continue reading

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