Your Math for the Day

Can God create a math problem so hard that even He can’t solve it? Let’s find out. … And I love this equation the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s Dan Barker sent to Jerry Coyne (almost as an afterthought) in an email about religious accommodation and why science and religion are not compatible: Here’s an equation: [Read More...]

Is There Room for More Critical Thinking in Math Education?

At the 2011 Secular Student Alliance conference, I gave a talk about the need for more critical thinking in math education. The video of the talk is finally available so I wanted to share that with you. (Plus, I’m at a math conference this weekend and it seemed like the perfect time to post it.) [Read More...]

Answer to That Crazy Math Problem…

Some of you wanted to know how to solve the math problem I posted yesterday. Here’s my worked out solution! Hope it makes sense [Read more...]

The Craziest Problem I’ve Had My Students Solve This Year…

***Update***: The solution is posted here. … I don’t post nearly enough about teaching high school math (my day job) on this page. And since I’m giving more public talks about education these days, might as well write about it here, too Last month, after some of my honors’ students learned about composite functions, I [Read More...]

I’m Going to South Carolina… to Talk About Math!

I’ll be speaking at the University of South Carolina (in Columbia) on Sunday night, October 9th! (When you’re a teacher in the middle of the school year, this is how you make the most of your long weekends.) And the topic is… not atheism! Nope. We’re gonna talk about math. (Don’t run away! I promise [Read More...]


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