while most of the people i know are mourning kurt vonnegut, i’m getting ready to celebrate the birth of leonhard euler, one of the greatest mathematicians that ever lived. the washington post has a good article about him. he was extremely prolific and sounds like a pretty fun dude. i’m totally serious.

as long as i’m thinking about math, a tip of the hat to mr. shaffer and mr. docherty, the two best math teachers ever. have you ever tried to make calculus and logarithms interesting? fun? engaging? these men could.