Speaking About Math at DePaul University

On Tuesday, October 16th, at 7:00p in room 325 of the Lincoln Park Student Center, I’ll be giving a talk at DePaul University about the need for more critical thinking in math classes! The talk is sponsored by the DePaul Alliance for Free Thought, it’s free to the public, and I’ll give you extra credit if you come :)

More information is here. Hope to see you there!

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the chair of Foundation Beyond Belief and a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He began writing the Friendly Atheist blog in 2006. His latest book is called The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.

  • TychaBrahe

    Address?  Building?  

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/ Hemant Mehta

      Room 325 of the Lincoln Park Student Center!

    • Andrew Tripp

      The address is 2250 N. Sheffield, Chicago, IL 60614. On the corner of Belden.

  • TomD

    Will it be filmed? I would love to see it, but I am no where near that area.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.westley Brian Westley

    Hemant, check out this math technique:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPTFHgaelUY

    (no knowledge of Russian needed)

    • Slan21

       It might be interesting to make students figure out why this method works, but it isn’t really practicall.

      Try doing 89*75 with it : you’ll be bored tracing lines, and to count intersections you’ll be doing the exact same one digit multiplications you’re doing with the standard method.

  • mobathome

    Have you read the following?
    http://www.ams.org/notices/201209/rtx120901270p.pdf

    When you do, would you please let me know what you think about it?

  • http://www.themerelyreal.wordpress.com/ Chana Messinger

    I’ll be there!

    • Kate Donovan

      NU SSA is sending some people!