10/22/00 08:56:36
Name: Wackie
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ALOHA, Mista Ballew!!!! This is Jackie, your wacky one. How are you doing? I hope you still are healthy and shiny as you used to be. hmm, I miss you sooooo much. I miss your angry face. I miss your nice attire you used to wear on the day after we screwed up our test(you said that you dressed up for our funeral?). I miss you calling me "Wackie". I miss everything of you. Well, I'm doing fine in Hawaii. Not really fond of my new school, but doing fine in everything else. My Calculus teacher, Mr. Leong, is just wonderful. He's smart, good explainer, and good-looking(not as good-looking as you are, of course.. there's something brown on my nose). We are learning about Derivatives now. (It's really fun.) Well, I gotta go now.. Sorry for late mail. I wanted to email you with good news, but I don't have any good-news to tell you so far, so.. Take care and love you, Mr. Ballew!!!


10/12/00 17:13:11
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Nice page Mr. Ballew. How are things in Misawa? I sure do miss Edgren Life. It is cold here in Alaska (Anchorage) I am at East High and my senior year is okay. Could be better if I was at Edgren.


10/05/00 00:18:18
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HI mr ballew just wanted to say hi from the UW. College is great so far... i have one huge calculus lecture class- about 200 people. we're just reviewing over the basics, just had our first quiz today. i think i did ok. well just wanted to say hi, and to make sure my sister is doing good in your seminar class. always rona


09/28/00 10:56:18
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Cool!


09/22/00 23:33:48
Name: Sherry Allison
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Hi Mr. Ballew! I was just checking out the Edgren Web Site and I just had to say hi to ya! :) I'm going to Univerity of Wisconsin-Superior and I am taking CALCULUS. I plan on majoring in Math! If I have qusetions, I'll be sure to go to you!! :) Bye now!!< >
09/05/00 03:02:03
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Hey Mr. Ballew. I am not sure if you remember me. I was in your Calc class independent study in the beginning of my junior year (98-99). Anyway, I am a freshamn at the College of William and Mary now, and I wanted to let you know that everything you taugh me and your math enthusiasm has led me to pursue a degree in mathematics. I am planning to double major in that and physics...hopefully I'll end up in mechanical engineering. Thanks again


07/28/00 06:50:57
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Thanks for your Web page. I have just written an article for the Australian Mathematics Teacher on Japanese Temple Geometry Problems, and included the Kissing Circles Problem, about which Frederick Soddy wrote his poem 'The Kiss Precise'. I am indebted to you for putting it on your Web page, and have referred readers to your page for further information. Regards, Steve Thornton


06/25/00 00:40:15
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Hey Mr. Ballew... I was just getting homesick and visiting your site brought back a lot of good memories from Math Anal and Stats class... I still the the root of the name Miyoshi has to be smile... there's no other way it could be! I loved your classes, just wish I could have brought you with me in my suitcase or something. =) Who knows maybe one day you'll get an e-mail saying I joined the Air Force as a statistician! =) Not highly unlikely at this point. My other option is to be a DoDDS teacher... eit er way... I was inspired. Oh, you might want to stop throwing chalk... one day all the blonde, girl, cheerleaders will learn to fight back unlike Steph and Kay... =) I still wish I had a video camera for your class... one word... GOOFY. ~Miyoshi


06/09/00 03:12:48
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Thanks for your help--look forward to being with you for graduation. pvh


04/03/00 13:39:22
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Very good page!!! Lots of information that is very usable for teachers. But also, it is just fun to surf throught ehe pages.


03/31/00 02:44:36
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03/29/00 13:57:49
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Great web site mathboy! Keep up the good work. "Mathematics is the alphabet with which god created the universe"...


02/26/00 18:42:48
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Mr. Ballew, I am not sure if you remember me, but I was one of your students in '91 and '92. I just wanted to thank you for being the best teacher I ever had and for inspiring me the way you did. Thank You. Michael Allen Bowers


02/24/00 05:28:55
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Hi Mr. Ballew!!!! We checked our homework and are right on task. How are you liking all of the snow? Bet class is quite boring without us. Just wanted to say hi!! Be home soon. =)


01/28/00 15:33:38
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hey mr ballew, i wonder if you remeber me - i am from the class of 98 but i graduated in dec of 97 i just wanted to let you know that i am doing great - i recieved a full academic scholarship from morgan state university in baltimore md - i am truly enjoy ng college and thanks to your enthusiam in my math education i am mainting my 3.4 gpa thanks so much for all that you have done for me!


01/27/00 01:13:07
Name: Nona Ballew McDonald
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Hey brother dear! Yep, your sister is actually checking out your page. And to all of your students who may be reading this note, he may be mellow now, but you should have known him when we were young (back in the day of dinosaurs!) Great page ... e-mai me soon! Love, Nona


12/17/99 01:19:54
Name: Jason Mize
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Hey there Mr. Ballew, guess what I'm actually doing, studying for a Calculus Final. It's tomorrow morning and I will probably fail, but I'm even using your web page as extra help! I sooo wish i had taken Calc in your class last year! Tech is hard, so prep re all the other kiddies for life in the fast lane! But you did teach a lot that saved me as much as I could be saved! Keep in touch and dont let Eric drive you crazy!


11/30/99 11:36:51
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Hello? I finally made it here. Nice page you have there. I don't know that you might be interested in my pages so, I won't bother. Hey! You should try and get someone to sponsor you, so you can move over to a site like "www.MrBallew.net" or something like that. (just a suggestion). Why don't you check out " ww.free-web-page-site.com" If you don't want to do it, then forget the suggestion. I'm sorry, I'm just wandering around on the web. I'll see you in class.


11/21/99 14:09:43
Name: Miyoshi Nelson
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Hey Mr. Ballew. I'm just checkin up on my Active Stats work for this week... like you told me to. =) I can be a good girl. Looks like I'm gonna be able to stay for the next semester of Math Amalysis and Stats with none other than The Great Mr. Ballew hims lf. I think it's great, but I'm sure you're less than thrilled to have me sticking around for another 6 months. =) The site's great and all, but I don't think people understand what's behind it all. Not to brown nose, but it takes a lot of time and devoti n to do all of this for us. All those students who think you're mean are WRONG. You're an AWESOME teacher and I feel sorry for anyone who hasn't had the chance to be in one of your classes. ~Miyoshi


11/08/99 07:25:06
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Great!


11/01/99 02:54:57
Name: Kaylan
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Hi Mr Ballew!!! I finally came to your website. See you later.


10/13/99 01:55:52
Name: Dan Snider
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What a nice site you have. I found your site on a list for AP Stats. Great content as I also teach geometry. Where is the stats page for your students? Thanks again for your site


10/12/99 05:48:24
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Looks like you have a lot of interesting links. I am going to try out a few. Paul


09/16/99 22:18:55
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Thanks for providing such a good list of resources at this web site for math. It was good to meet you, and chat at open house. Our son is James in your Algebra II class. Alan


08/10/99 15:33:00
Name: Shirley Ignacio
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Hi Mr. Ballew. Still remember me =)? I just wanted to say thanks for everything. You were a very big motivator for me in high school. I'm sure it must have been a headache having me in Algebra II, Math Analysis, and Calculus, but you stood by me and be ieved in me. You were always coming up with ways to make learning math easier and fun. Even with your busy schedule, you always managed to be there for me. Hopefully you'll come to our ten year reunion and see our little Calculus crew once again! Thanks again. =) Shirley Ignacio c/o 95


06/26/99 23:33:32
Name: Heather Sellman
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Hey, how's life in Misawa? It's nice and sunny down here on the Gulf Coast. I miss Edgren and all my awesome teachers :) TOODLES


05/12/99 02:59:06
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Pat, where are 'indices' and hypergeometric? Nice Idea!! See you in IOWA!


04/27/99 13:26:21
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Can't believe it. Some people said that they loved your classes!!!(after reading your students' comments about your site and classes on Guest Book.) I was just joking. You know that I love your class so much and trying to take two of your classes next yea ..(kill me) :< :I Well, I just wanted to say I love your site and classes. You're my most favorite teacher, Mr. Ballew. Love you. See yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :) p.s. There's a sophomore class car wash this weekend ((on May 1st, Sat) at the school front parking lot. Please come and support us. We are doing this for very meaningful reason. I think I'll wash the cars 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (all day long .. just to wash t e cars, breaking up the dates..) Oops, I think I writing too much personal stuff on the guest book.. OOPS. Bye and have an awesome day...


04/27/99 13:26:18
Name: Wackie Jackie
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Can't believe it. Some people said that they loved your classes!!!(after reading your students' comments about your site and classes on Guest Book.) I was just joking. You know that I love your class so much and trying to take two of your classes next yea ..(kill me) :< :I Well, I just wanted to say I love your site and classes. You're my most favorite teacher, Mr. Ballew. Love you. See yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :) p.s. There's a sophomore class car wash this weekend ((on May 1st, Sat) at the school front parking lot. Please come and support us. We are doing this for very meaningful reason. I think I'll wash the cars 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (all day long .. just to wash t e cars, breaking up the dates..) Oops, I think I writing too much personal stuff on the guest book.. OOPS. Bye and have an awesome day...


04/09/99 22:33:01
Name: LaKendra Tookes
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hey mr. B- I'm in sunny Florida and you're stuck in muggy Misawa. I really miss the place though. I'm currently studying combinatrics and probability. I even making a good grade in my new math class, I owe it all to you. Thanks for helping me learn.


03/29/99 07:03:33
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Mr. Ballew, This site is hot. I just stopped in to get a few brownie points by letting you see that i am making an effort. Im trying to get help on your test problem about al and bob. Why are they running anyways its too cold outside. Well anyways i got to go and study so someday i can be a math analysis teacher.


03/23/99 03:36:03
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03/07/99 00:16:41
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Hey Mr. Ballew. How's it going in Edgren? Everything's all right here. I am starting to do better in Calculus AB. Right now, we are working on logarithims and their derivatives and anti-derivatives. This is the last chapter we are doing before the AP Test I hope I can do ok on that.


02/23/99 12:17:20
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Hello Mr. Ballew, I just came by your site to check it out because I finally remembered to check it. It is a really neat site and I am bound to come back to it later, to get help from it. I am going to be setting up a website too, it is going to have stuff about the TI-8 , emulators, Math, and Regular homework help. Well, I better get going, Robert Colson


01/19/99 21:08:34
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The counter was at 2105 and my our login name is zignaud on AT&T.


01/19/99 14:39:48
Name: Teresa Saunders
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Hey Mr Ballew! It's late and I'm getting ready to go to bed, just wanted to stop by and check out your site like you suggested. I'll be back when I have more time!


11/30/98 21:52:18
Name: Danielle (Faucher) Herbon
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Mr. Ballew -- I know this is an echo of many of the comments here, but you are truly one of the greatest teachers I ever had. Looking back on my education, I can honestly say that there are few who take the time and energy to care as much as you do. Tha ks for a truly memorable experience! I hope many more students are touched by your teaching for many more years to come. Danielle


11/30/98 20:24:04
Name: Jen Silva
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Hello Mr. Ballew, how is Misawa? I am now at Florida State University, in my second year and majoring in Music Education... I will email soon, I just wanted to say hello. Take care and please keep in touch! =)


11/17/98 12:22:02
Name: LaKendra Tookes
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What a wonderful lil' math page! My message is short because I've got to go and finish your homework assignment. Thanks for taking the time to create a lil' somethin' to help the kids.


11/06/98 11:35:22
Name: Heather
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Mr. Ballew my parents are weird but you already knew that. I really like your page, it's groovy. I AM NOT FAT. OK Toodles!!!!


11/06/98 11:27:42
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Do we get extra credit for getting on this absolutely awesome and fantastic web site, huh? Heather's mom is really a witch. Seriously, this is a real nice site. Thanks for the great effort.


11/04/98 22:56:37
Name: Jeremy McClain
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Hey there Mr. Ballew how's life treating you? Don't know if you remember me or not but I was in your Alg II and Math Analysis classes back in 92 and 93. I just want to thank you for being such a great teacher. You always motivated me to try, to reason, to stay awake. You always let it slide when D ve Clark and I sat in the back of class and cracked jokes the whole time. But you know what? I actually learned a whole lot from you, don't know how much Dave learned though. Anyway, Just wanted to say hey. I attending Texas Wesleyan University if Ft. Worth currently, I graduate this spring. yeah. I remebered you were from Dallas because you told us a story one time about a kid getting shot in the hallway where you went to school. It's a little better here now I think. I went to the U.S. Air Force A ademy Prep school for a year and was accepted to the Academy, but I turned it down. Oh yeah, I was looking through some old stuff the other day and found all of my assignments from the first T.E.A.M. math class you taught in 93. That was a great class. Had lots of fun and improved my mind. I took Calculus in college as a freshman and earned a B. Probably because I was a freshman. Then I took Calculus II and earned a C, also as a freshman. But I'm not satisfied with that so I'm taking it again next s mester so I can get an A. I still remember some of those formulas and short cuts you taught us Mr. Ballew. Who woulda thunk it? You are one of the few favorite teachers I ever had and I thank you. Keep on Keepin on, and if any of your students give yo a hard time, slap 'em around a bit, they'll thank you for it in the long run. Sorry this message is so long. Take 'er easy Mr. Ballew, and oh, if she is easy, take 'er twice. Thank's again from one of your mathematically indebted former students, Jeremy McClain


11/04/98 22:54:51
Name: Jeremy McClain
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Hey there Mr. Ballew how's life treating you? Don't know if you remember me or not but I was in your Alg II and Math Analysis classes back in 92 and 93. I just want to thank you for being such a great teacher. You always motivated me to try, to reason, to stay awake. You always let it slide when D ve Clark and I sat in the back of class and cracked jokes the whole time. But you know what? I actually learned a whole lot from you, don't know how much Dave learned though. Anyway, Just wanted to say hey. I attending Texas Wesleyan University if Ft. Worth currently, I graduate this spring. yeah. I remebered you were from Dallas because you told us a story one time about a kid getting shot in the hallway where you went to school. It's a little better here now I think. I went to the U.S. Air Force A ademy Prep school for a year and was accepted to the Academy, but I turned it down. Oh yeah, I was looking through some old stuff the other day and found all of my assignments from the first T.E.A.M. math class you taught in 93. That was a great class. Had lots of fun and improved my mind. I took Calculus in college as a freshman and earned a B. Probably because I was a freshman. Then I took Calculus II and earned a C, also as a freshman. But I'm not satisfied with that so I'm taking it again next s mester so I can get an A. I still remember some of those formulas and short cuts you taught us Mr. Ballew. Who woulda thunk it? You are one of the few favorite teachers I ever had and I thank you. Keep on Keepin on, and if any of your students give yo a hard time, slap 'em around a bit, they'll thank you for it in the long run. Sorry this message is so long. Take 'er easy Mr. Ballew, and oh, if she is easy, take 'er twice. Thank's again from one of your mathematically indebted former students, Jeremy McClain


10/21/98 09:32:16
Name: Matthew Murrah
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I forgot to write a comment last time. Just for the record, Mr. Ballew is the best teacher. I have learned alot from him and his site.


10/20/98 10:33:21
Name: Brad Neumann
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Cool Site!!! Do you by any chance put these practice questions on our test??? If so, could it stay that way and it be our little secret??? Just kidding. Really, this is a cool site!!! BrAd Neumann


10/20/98 10:30:31
Name: Jason Mize
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Good page, it helps on my problems!


10/20/98 10:17:21
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10/19/98 04:50:23
Name: Bonnie Harland
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Hey Mr. Ballew It's good to see you're still around. Memories of your classes are the clearest I have of Edgren. I had tons of fun, though I didn't pursue math much longer afterwards. Took a year off school and I'll be finishing in May with a philosophy degree (Logic is a pain). Then I'll be off to law school. Anyhow, have a good one and I hope all is going really well.


10/18/98 01:15:55
Name: Yun Rufh
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Mr. Ballew hello!! how are you? i wrote you earlier, but i guess you're busy with your new classes huh?=) college life is okay. never thought it'd be this hard though. math class is driving me crazy!! i'll explain in details next time i write. until then, take are always and I miss you!!! yun


10/18/98 01:15:21
Name: Yun Rufh
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Mr. Ballew hello!! how are you? i wrote you earlier, but i guess you're busy with your new classes huh?=) college life is okay. never thought it'd be this hard though. math class is driving me crazy!! i'll explain in details next time i write. until then, take are always and I miss you!!! yun


10/08/98 08:35:14
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Just surfing. Thanks.


10/02/98 04:26:36
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It makes me tired just to think of all the activities you keep doing. Ninth graders are draining me mentally and emotionally.


09/29/98 15:41:00
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Hi Mr. Ballew! I was in you Calc class at Edgren in 1995. It's been a long time. Just thought I'd say hi and see what you're up to. Calc was one of my best classes, and AP'ing out of it in college was a real help. I graduate in May with my BS in Mol cular Biology, but I still have 2 years of grad school. Thanks for being such a great teacher. Jennifer Spellman


09/04/98 03:57:18
Name: David Kalohi
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I enjoy your class extremely, especially when you crack on people(blonds, mormons, Purto Ricans,etc.). lol! Thanks for being a great teacher.


08/28/98 20:03:04
Name: Lee Umstattd '63
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Hi....You may not know it, but your name was just about the first to surface as various alums began to search the net for connections to Misawa - you appeared in a geometry newsgroup. I think your postings first told us that the high school had been renam d. Over the 18 months following, over 2,000 alums were located, and about 300 attended the reunion in Las Vegas in June. (all through the efforts of Sharon '71)


08/02/98 21:44:44
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Hi Mr. Ballew! I see you're still teaching the wonderful world of math. When are you going to tell me your secret to that "petals around the rose" thing. I still can't figure it out. You were my favorite teacher to crack jokes with. I always found you to e quite amusing!


04/20/98 21:40:28
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Mr Ballew! I'm still at GT working on that Mechanical Engineering degree...working co-op job for NASA at Johnson Space Center and love it! Check the web page when you have time!


04/15/98 20:00:48
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Hey, Mr. Ballew!! I don't know if you remember me but, I thought I'd say HI. I was in your Algebra 1 and 2 class several years back. I was friends with Janie Schrock, Mary Aubrey, Jimmy Mazzucca, Holli Keenan, etc... I just wanted to let you know , I al ays enjoyed your class and you made math fun to learn. You are a great teacher and you are one of my favorites!! I hope you are doing well and remember my face. Good-luck in everything you do and keep teaching!! Your friend, Mindy Carruthers (I am now married.)


04/15/98 19:53:32
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03/29/98 16:05:10
Name: Raymond Cendana
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Hi Mr. Ballew! It's good to see you're still doing what you've always been pretty good at - showing the misguided the true path to mathematical salvation. Never found the Homeland myself (not smart enough), but I've always appreciated words from the Enl ghtened Ones. =)

I apologize for being so out of touch. The mathematical probability of my writing everyone has been approaching the origin in the past year or so. But it's good to see you on the web - I knew it wouldn't take you very long. And it's a great idea to put those inquisitive minds through problems. I have a professor like that now - he throws out a lot of problems and sees if we can solve any of them. It's a great class: EE300 - Computational and Statistical Methods for Elect. Engr.

I've been using alot of great math tools recently - Matlab and Maple top the list. They apply to alot of the circuit theory and signal processing that we're getting into. It's tough stuff, but I always enjoy the computer application part.

I'm also taking my last calculus class now - it's all about differential equations. It's funny because I was telling a buddy of mine about you the other day when I was reminding him about the quotient rule. "'Bottom D Top minus Top D Bottom all over Bot om Bottom' is what my old calculus teacher used to tell me." Much thanks, Mr. Ballew.


02/15/98 22:02:01
Name: Jennifer Rizer
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Hello, Mr. B. I don't know if you remember me or not, but I was in your AP Statistics class for a short time.. I was just surfing through the Edgren page, and thought I'd stop by yours! nice Page! ~Jenn


02/01/98 22:10:12

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Mr B. hard to believe your still out there trying to teach kids math.... Nice job, wish the kids coming to my classes at Ariz State had your training.... Saw a message on the MathNET the other day and a guy was talking about "Ballew's Thm".. So I HAD to ave a reference and yep, it was you... I was totally stocked!!! called about three guys to tell them my old HS math teacher had a proof Far out... we ALL still talk about you when we get together... are you EVER coming home from Japan.. Maybe I'll see yo in Michigan one of these summers....thats DR THOMAS to you


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