About

BenOrlin-37My name is Ben Orlin. I like math, jokes, and teaching. I can’t draw. That much you could probably guess.

These days, I live in Saint Paul, MN, and am very excited about my two books: Math with Bad Drawings (which came out last year) and Change is the Only Constant (coming Oct. 8, 2019).

Previously, I taught in Oakland, CA and Birmingham, UK, covering every level of mathematics from ages 12 to 18, with occasional spells teaching Psychology, Biology, English, Theory of Knowledge, and even Earth Science (the latter to no one’s benefit, least of all the Earth’s).

To email me, just use the name of the blog at gmail. Or follow me on Twitter or Facebook. I love to hear from readers, whether you stumbled here accidentally or are my college roommate Michael Wayne. (Hey, Michael Wayne!)

Here’s some coverage of CHANGE IS THE ONLY CONSTANT:

Here’s some coverage of MATH WITH BAD DRAWINGS:

Here’s some of my stuff as it’s appeared at other web sites and publications:

And here are other interviews with me, in case you want to hear people ask the tough questions like “what’s wrong with your drawings” and “why Ben why”:

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