While Cruz’s Booger and Trump’s Dick Get the Spotlight

In case you haven’t heard about this, three things happened, two of which are disgusting and absolutely ridiculous. If you don’t know what I’m talking about: Cruz’s booger and Trump’s dick. Let’s all take a moment to think about how the world views us right about now… yeah, don’t worry, I’ve also been researching how […]

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Reflections on Using CAD for Pattern-Making

Afternoons of clicking away on Optitex ended last week. Optitex is the pattern-making software I learned how to use during my three-week intensive course, CAD (computer-aided design) for Fashion/Advanced Pattern Making. Optitex has tools for making darts, joining pieces, adding pleats, adding seams, and adding buttons. One of the most confusing things about the program […]

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Making Maps: Part II

Made using GeoGebra.

In the last post, we introduced the idea of maps, also known as functions. It’s hard to overstate how important functions are in modern math. Functions make things happen. They explain mathematical relationships. And they make up a language from which mathematical concepts are built. But before we get to anything like that, let’s look at a few more examples. First, we’ll consider […]

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