EMail Flame War Activity

Media Folder Description:

This case study describes an e-mail flame war. Discussion questions guide students to identify why each participant acted as they did and at which stages the flame war could have been diffused. Attribution for the case study goes to Les Perelman, and attribution for the discussion questions goes to Susan Ruff.

Files in this media folder:
all files in this media folder as a single zip file.
Folder content licensed by Les Perelman under the license:
CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike)

What is Math Comm

MAA Mathematical Communication ( is a developing collection of resources for engaging students in writing and speaking about mathematics. The site originated in the MIT Department of Mathematics and was expanded through support from an NSF grant.