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Welcome to The First Sine of Madness

My name is Gabrielle Smith. I am currently a third year PhD student in Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. My research interests focus on mathematical modeling of biological systems with a One Health approach. For my full bio, see my biography page here.

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Good Learners Make Good Teachers

It’s hard to say what exactly will help you find your teaching voice and your identity as an instructor, but I can certainly say, from my experience, being a good learner is imperative. I found that one of the most important things to finding my teaching voice was finding what was important to my own […]

The Importance of Framing

Just about all of us have been there: that one dreaded math class that feels like a drag on your whole day. For some people, that’s been just about every math class. And for others, we’ve almostĀ neverĀ been there (myself included). This typically stark contrast in outlook on math makes me wonder at what point does […]

Digital Pedagogy in Mathematics

It is a very difficult thing to find the right blend of tech and tools in the mathematics classroom. On one hand, you want to have as many educational tools available for your students to aid in learning. On the other hand, it is difficult to determine which tools to which your students will respond […]