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My Grandmother

In college I learned that there are different sizes of infinity (actually I had heard this in high school, but didn’t understand what it meant, nor had I heard anything about why it was true). I thought that I could … Continue reading

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More Vignettes

This is a continuation of my series of stories about my early interests in mathematics. See also Multiplication Tables. In fifth grade we learned math by watching a series of shows on laser disc (the dinner-plate-size precursors to DVDs). There … Continue reading

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