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I'm an iOS developer, and I'm also especially interested in database programming and web development. I started programming computers as a hobby when I was a kid, beginning with Logo and progressing through BASIC, Pascal, PHP, and Scheme before coming across the nirvana that is Python. I used to be the head of the math department at an independent school here in Brooklyn, NY, where I taught mainly calculus courses and started experimenting with incorporating CS concepts into my school's math curriculum.

I come from a musical family---my father was the Principle Bassoon in the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for almost forty years (yes, I've heard the joke about our last name, and yes, it's funny), and my uncle was a Julliard-trained cellist in the Atlanta Symphony for at least as long. I started playing the piano when I was five, and I picked up the guitar and bass at fifteen. About three years ago I started learning to play clawhammer banjo, and I can't seem to put it down. :) My main musical interests center around jazz and American folk music.


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comment What should the high school math curriculum consist of?
@Mathemagician1234 Perhaps you're right. But I'm the head of the math department at one of those can't-afford-to-take-the-tour private schools, so it's my job to ask these kinds of questions. I welcome any help I can get.
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comment Does $3+2=5$ have a non-physical interpretation?
Looking at the answers, perhaps some clarification would be helpful. Are you looking for an interpretation that doesn't involve physical objects (in which case, look to the set-theoretic answer), or one that doesn't involve objects that come only in whole number values (in which case, the rope answer may serve)?