# Math Blog

## Welcome to the NCSSM Math Department’s blog! We’ll be posting here monthly to share our thoughts and ideas, and hopefully create opportunities to learn from others too.

*Written by **Dan Teague,** NCSSM **Instructor **of Mathematics*

*September 2021*

Dan Teague uses "*Poetry*" written by Marianne Moore to describe two distinct types of mathematics that high school students can experience.

*Written by Veronica Vazquez, NCSSM Instructor of Mathematics*

*July 2021*

Veronica Vazquez shares three of her favorite mathy beach reads for those sunny days lounging on the sand.

*Written by Ron Lancaster, Associate Professor, *

*University of Toronto as a Follow Up to our May post*

*June 2021*

These questions will not take a huge *byte *out of class time. Assign them to your students and see for yourself the power of these powers.

*Written by Cheryl Gann, NCSSM Durham Chair of Mathematics*

*May 2021*

What is mathematical modeling and how do you introduce students to modeling? Learn how incorporating smaller, "bite-size" problems that require students to think and struggle helps prime the students for more extensive modeling in the future.

**Contemporary Precalculus Through Applications**

*Written by Taylor Gibson , NCSSM Dean of Mathematics*

*January **202**2*

After several years of hard work the NCSSM Math Department is proud to announce that with the help of UNC Press we've completed the final touches on the third edition of our Contemporary Precalculus Through Applications textbook. After the second edition went out of print years ago we knew we wanted to revive this book and prepare it for future generations of students. The updated data sets, plots, and diagrams breathe new life into this classic textbook and the digital edition makes it easier than ever to make it your go-to Precalculus resource.