Mike Piercemath, foss tech, education, thoughtsMike Piercetag:org.coloradomesa.edu,2023-03-01:/~mapierce2/assets/favicon.png/assets/logo.png2023-07-14T00:00:00Z(c) Mike Pierce CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 My Desmos Showcasetag:org.coloradomesa.edu,2023-06-22:/~mapierce2/desmos2023-06-22T00:00:00Z2023-09-07T00:00:00Z This is a collection of some of the novel demonstrations I've created in the Desmos Graphing Calculator for college algebra, calculus, etc. Please feel free to use these or build on them. Let me know if you expand anything here into something strictly cooler. Programming the Quadratic Formula into a TI-83/84+ Calculator tag:org.coloradomesa.edu,2023-03-01:/~mapierce2/quadratic2023-02-28T00:00:00Z2023-02-28T00:00:00Z Once you know the quadratic formula, you can save time by programming it into your calculator once-and-for-all. Engineering Calculus Itag:org.coloradomesa.edu,2023-14-07:/~mapierce2/1352023-07-14T00:00:00Z2023-07-14T00:00:00Z This is the schedule/outline of my ~16 week first-semester calculus course designed for an class of prospective engineers. It's augmented with links to video lectures, notes, exercises, and other educational stuff. The narrative follows *Calculus* (late transcendentals) by Stewart. Engineering Calculus IItag:org.coloradomesa.edu,2023-03-01:/~mapierce2/1362022-11-22T00:00:00Z2023-05-13T00:00:00Z This is the schedule/outline of my ~16 week second-semester calculus course designed for an class of prospective engineers. It's augmented with links to video lectures, notes, exercises, and other educational stuff. The narrative follows *Calculus* (late transcendentals) by Stewart. College Algebratag:org.coloradomesa.edu,2023-03-01:/~mapierce2/1132022-11-16T00:00:00Z2023-05-13T00:00:01Z This is the schedule/outline for my ~16 week general education college algebra course, Math113 at Colorado Mesa University. It's augmented with links to video lectures, notes, exercises, articles, and other educational stuff. The narrative follows *College Algebra* by Harshbarger & Yocco. The GNU Basic Calculator (bc): a Quick-Start Guide for Mathematicianstag:org.coloradomesa.edu,2023-03-01:/~mapierce2/bc2023-01-14T00:00:00Z2023-01-14T00:00:00ZA guide to learn the easiest, most elegant way to leverage the power of any computer to perform arbitrary-precision computations.Western Slope Stoatag:org.coloradomesa.edu,2023-03-01:/~mapierce2/stoa2023-02-26T00:00:00Z2023-02-27T00:00:00ZLet's meet up and talk Stoic philosophy.Putnam Competitiontag:org.coloradomesa.edu,2023-03-01:/~mapierce2/putnam2022-12-06T00:00:00Z2022-12-06T00:00:00Z Does the thought of coming to campus at 8am on a cold December morning to solve challenging math problems for a chance at fame and glory sound like a good time? Then come join the CMU Putnam Competition Team! Mathematical Writing & Typography for Microsoft Wordtag:org.coloradomesa.edu,2023-03-01:/~mapierce2/word2022-12-01T00:00:00Z2022-12-01T00:00:00ZA writing-sample and guide, written primarily for undergraduate students, for typesetting mathematics-themed writing in Word.Grothendieck's Musings on Kimchitag:org.coloradomesa.edu,2023-03-01:/~mapierce2/kimchi2020-12-29T00:00:00Z2022-08-22T00:00:00Z An English translation of Alexander Grothendieck's essay on kimchi. I have little to do with the words---I've simply typeset and organized/crowd-sourced the translation via GitHub. Learning LaTeXtag:org.coloradomesa.edu,2023-03-01:/~mapierce2/latex2022-08-07T00:00:00Z2022-08-07T00:00:00ZIf you plan on publishing mathematical writing you should learn the basics of LaTeX syntax and how to typeset technical documents. This is a very> brief guide listing the most helpful resources for this.My Favorite Puzzle Questionstag:org.coloradomesa.edu,2023-03-01:/~mapierce2/engage2023-02-09T00:00:00Z2023-02-09T00:00:00ZThis is a collection of my favorite questions, typically classified as recreational mathematics or logic puzzles, that manage to engage students in a way the uninspiring exercises assigned in a usual math class will not.Designing Accessible Documentstag:org.coloradomesa.edu,2023-03-01:/~mapierce2/accessible2022-12-03T00:00:00Z2022-12-03T00:00:00Z A brief guide to designing typographically accessible documents. Links & Bookmarkstag:org.coloradomesa.edu,2023-03-01:/~mapierce2/links2022-11-29T00:00:00Z2022-11-29T00:00:00ZLinks & Bookmarks