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To kick off the new year, we’d like to share with you data on College Math Teaching’s activity in 2012. You may start scrolling!

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about **11,000** views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 18 years to get that many views.

In 2012, there were **36** new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 105 posts. There were **23** pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 648 KB. That's about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was October 22nd with **140** views. The most popular post that day was The Lebesgue Integral: motivating the mastery of the tools of abstract mathematics.

These are the posts that got the most views on College Math Teaching in 2012.

- 1 Calculus Problem: the hanging rope problem: two models. 2 comments February 2011
- 2 Why Some Students Can't Learn Elementary Calculus: a conjecture 4 comments March 2010
- 3 The Dirac Delta Function in an Elementary Differential Equations Course 4 comments January 2011
- 4 Cantor Sets in [0,1] and Lebesgue Measure 0 comments January 2011
- 5 Lebesgue Measure: Outer Measure, Measure, Why the Caratheodory Criterion works 1 comment January 2011

The top referring sites in 2012 were:

Some visitors came searching, mostly for **elementary calculus**, **compatible observables**, **caratheodory criterion**, and **dirac delta function**.

Most visitors came from The United States. United Kingdom & India were not far behind.

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## Who were they?

The most commented on post in 2012 was Two Media Articles: topology and vector fields, and political polls

These were the 5 most active commenters on this blog: