What do these memories reveal about us - and about math?
So many math jokes, they're dense in the space of jokes.
Hey, I get it. “Million” and “billion” sound basically the same. When written, they differ by a single letter. Both mean “more dollars than I have at the moment.” On a purely sensory level, swapping them feels like confusing “affect”/“effect” or “allusion”/“illusion,” or Natalie Portman/Keira Knightley. An honest mistake. And yet . . . There … Continue reading Errors No More Egregious Than Confusing “Million” and “Billion”
We can't eliminate math's complications. But we can nudge them around.
If each edge is a line, then each face is a stanza...
My favorite kind of question is a demand - and an invitation.
A Nobel for math? Fields wanted nothing of the sort.