When is it okay to execute a mathematical technique without understanding it?
I met the most famous man in Vietnam. He's a guy who studies algebra.
18 x 93 is... hey, look over there!
Has the math curriculum gone stale? And how could we freshen it up?
A linguistic guide.
Hey, colleges! Check out this beautiful tapestry attached to my butt!
What can numbers tell us about humanity? Maybe nothing. Maybe a lot.
We're great at teaching our students the HOW. We're not so great with WHAT. (And don't get me started on WHY.)
Life regret: No one has ever grabbed my collar and demanded that I explain to them the essence of mathematics in one pop song.
"The science of patterns"? "The study of structure"? "The dumb subject with all the fractions"?