Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Some Articles to Read and Ponder after Mathcounts state competition

For those students who really love problem solving, who care and are inquisitive but are disappointed at their chapter's/state's performance, I want to let you know that it's an honor meeting you online and learning from/along with you.

I know no matter how sincere I write here, it won't help much, so I'll just shut up.

However, I'm also disappointed at some students who said they need to take a break for the foreseeable future.

Well, if you love ___ (fill in the blank), you won't stop if you don't get to the chapter/state/nationals.
So there...

Here are some articles that after your taking a break from problem solving (I hope it's not too long), hope to see you come back and read them. Best of luck !!  Keep me posted !!

Pros and Cons of Math Competitions

Dealing with Hard Problems

Life After Mathcounts

Great Mathematicians on Math Competitions and "Genius"

Math Contests Kind of Suck from Mathbabe

TEDxCaltech -Jordan Theriot- The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

Why Physics? Skateboarding Physicist and Educator Dr. Yung Tae Kim

Richard Feyman --The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

Hope it helps !!