Episode 11 | The Joy of Doing Mathematics

A man on a mission to reveal to the world that mathematics is a human endeavor, one filled with joy, discovery, and lots of passion. We explore a topic within the High School experience in algebra, quadratics, and ask, “Why do we want to teach this?” James sees this topic as a “story, a piece of poetry…”  We then pursue a question of, “How does a mathematician stay interested in elementary mathematics?” A brief re-statement of Dr. Tanton’s “Fractions are a really deep and incredibly interesting.”  “Do not run away from the feeling of ‘hazy thinking’.

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