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Milestone #1 complete. thegeometryteacher has surpassed 500 views. This may not seem like a lot for some sites (ESPN.com for example, likely has more than 500 people viewing it at a time just in New York City), but it demonstrates a niche. A community of math thinkers that appreciate interesting and challenging discussion on mathematics… all in the name of learning.
As I reflect on the people that I have met through these last 10 weeks, all by e-mail, (among them: Dan Meyer, Dr. James Tanton, Gaurav Tiwari, Vo Duc Dien, Christopher Danielson, and Jeremy Kun), I am amazed at how many people are here to try to do just what I am doing. (By the way, that list includes people from 4 different countries on three different continents… amazing…) That is, adding their voice to the global conversation demonstrating that there is so much more to math than math classes advertise. This is about us marketing our product, because there is a global benefit to people using it fluently and accurately.
Now, some of the highlights. My first post was May 26th, 2011. This is the 36th post. The most viewed post has been “Ski Jump Luge: Real or Fake?” Followed closely by “A watched pot never boils…” and “The Bowl Problem“. (Speaking of “The Bowl Problem,” many years to Bhanu Pant for being the first person to answer a problem posted in the blog.)
Now, there must be a math problem here somewhere, right? Okay, are you familiar with those unit rate statistics designed to bring awareness to some social malady? “Every 4 seconds worldwide, a person is diagnosed with… [fill-in-the-blank].” Here is my question, which of course will help to bring awareness to thegeometryteacher, fill-in-the-blank: One person visits thegeometryteacher’s blog everyone _________ hours. (on average, of course.)
Cheers, y’all. I will update the statistics if we ever make it to 1000 views. Much love for all of the support and I will try my best not to let you down moving forward.