Monday, December 20, 2010

Doodling in Math Class

I recently read about this "recreational mathematician" on NPR. I was intrigued by the idea of teaching math "more intuitively, more joyously"-I was never good at math in school & dreaded math class. I like her videos, which you can find on YouTube.

Check out Vi Hart's website for more mathematical doodles, mathematical food, mathematical balloon twisting, & how to make a paper didgeridoo!

For a related take on math education, check out the essay "A Mathematician's Lament".

I've also heard good things about the books Danica McKellar has written for teenagers, with user-friendly titles like Math Doesn't Suck.

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