This post has nothing to do with Michael Artin Algebra! Artin of this post is my son, and this is the story of him learning algebra. He is 11 years old now, and I guess one of few students on the planet that still has a positive mentality towards mathematics! We are reading together Gelfand’s’ […]

# Author archives: Amir

## Read Euler, Read Euler!

Read Euler, Read Euler! “Read Euler, read Euler, he is the master of us all” written by Robin Wilson or “Euler: the master of us all” written by William Dunham are to show us how great and multifaceted Euler was as a mathematician. Indeed, he was. In this post, I want to write how great […]

## Structure, Structure, Structure!

Structure, Structure, Structure! Look at this equality: ( (a + b) + c = a + (b + c) ) , or this one: ( a . (b + c) = a.b + a.c ) . They are true structurally. In principle, You can just replace one side of the equality with the other side […]

## Plan for the Unexpected!

Plan for the Unexpected! Whatever you teach (or learn), you should look for the links, the more unexpected, the better. This post is the story of one of them, simple but lovely and strong. I have a class with a group of adult students who never had a positive experience with mathematics (or as they […]

## Plan for the Mess!

“Plan for the mess” is one of my favourite teaching ideas. The idea is to bring students to a point where after a heavy messy work (most of the time calculations and symbol pushing) they say “why I didn’t see that earlier!” Here is how recently I used the idea in my linear algebra class. […]

## Proof-Generated Definitions!

Okay, for a long time, I didn’t know what to blog about. Now, I have decided to write about my teaching ideas that take ages to turn into a piece of research. That is why I have started with this strange title for my first blog. The title comes from the exact same phrase coined by […]