When we hear the term “Math”, the words fun, entertaining and amusing, probably do not come to mind. But Math is fun when you learn to approach it differently, not as that daunting and scary subject that must faced through your time in school. These amazing Math Ted Talks will inspire you to view math through a different lens…
Amazing Math Ted Talks
Math class needs a makeover
Mathematician Dan Meyers shows classroom-tested exercises that are sure to put a spin on how math is being taught and learned.
– “The way our text books teach math reasoning, is functionally equivalent to turning on Two & a Half Men and calling it a day.”
Why I fell in love with monster prime numbers
Adam Spencer, comedian and lifelong math geek, shares his passion for these odd numbers, and for the mysterious magic of math.
– “They’re millions of digits long, and it takes an army of mathematicians and machines to hunt them down — what’s not to love about monster primes?”
The magic of Fibonacci numbers
Mathematician Arthur Benjamin explores and shares the hidden properties of the weird and wonderful Fibonacci numbers.
– “Too much of the mathematics that we learn in school is not effectively motivated, and when our students ask ‘why are we learning this?’, they will hear they’ll need it in an upcoming test.”
How juries are fooled by statistics
Oxford mathematician Peter Donnelly exposes the common mistakes made when interpreting statistics, and the disastrous impact these errors can have on the outcome of criminal trials.