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My name is Matt Hellmann. I teach Algebra II and Precalculus during the 2016-2017 school year.
I am originally from Bartelso Illinois, a town that you've never heard of housing about 600 people located 45 minutes east of St. Louis, MO. 
I graduated from DePauw University in May of 2013 with a dual degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. I further studied statistics at the University of Kentucky before moving to Austin, Texas. After obtaining my alternate certification from, I started working at CRCA for the 2015-16 school year. 
In my free time, I play ice hockey, golf, and compete in trivia. Nobody calls me the space cowboy.
I am currently planning my wedding, rehabilitating a broken leg and ankle, and completing professional development.

Recent Posts

The Sum of All Whole Numbers is... (-1/12) !?!?!?

Admittedly, the title of the video seems like it's going to show you one of those troll proofs, where we cleverly conceal some mathematical faux pas and get a ridiculous result, like the one for proving 1=2 that I've shown in class.
The problem: There are no mathematical faux pas (how do you pluralize this word?) present, and the proof is completely legitimate. It provides some very useful results for theoretical mathematics, physics, and all those other nerd sciences that we love. 

Perfect Shapes in Higher Dimensions

Some of the math here goes over my head (gasp.), but the video shows a very good representation of different shapes in 2, 3, 4, and higher-number dimensions.
By Numberphile via Dr. Carlo Sequin.