Dramatis persona*

helenhead Helen Chick

I've always wanted a bumper sticker that said "I'm a female, LDS/Mormon, Scout leading, geocaching, piano-playing, bicycling, mathematics educator with a PhD in maths ... and I VOTE"!

I think this makes me a minority group of cardinality 1!

* Since there's only one of me and "personae" is plural (I think), I've gone with dramatis persona.
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12 of 12, May 2012

Today was a Saturday, normally a day to seek excitement, adventure and really wild things*.

So I did.

I was in Launceston for day 2 of the annual conference of the Mathematical Association of Tasmania, where I presented a session for teachers on “Fermi problems” and getting students to engage and work with large numbers and mathematical modelling.** I also attended presentations on a variety of maths topics, before doing the 200km drive back to Hobart (where I got one of my passengers to take over photography duties for 12 of 12, since I was the designated driver but I still wanted to capture some photos of the light and rain effects as we sped homewards down through the Midlands).

And then I went to see what my Scouts were up to (poor freezing souls).

You know what to do: click here for the collection with commentary.


** What do you mean, you don’t think this is “excitement, adventure and really wild things”? You need to get out more!

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