James Tanton - MAA Mathematician-at-Large | Department of Mathematics

James Tanton - MAA Mathematician-at-Large

Event Information
Event Location: 
GAB 105/106
Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 5:00pm

Explode your Mind with Exploding Dots!

It's a global phenomenon! Over 4 million people across the globe this year have discovered the mathematical magic and awe of Exploding Dots. So let me share this mind-blowing story with you too! We'll whip through the school mathematics you thought you knew so well and shed brand new light on it all. And then we'll go wild and quirky and turn all those ideas upside down! It's the story of place value, but why stick with whole numbers for bases? Let's discover all sorts of new mathematics just by pushing familiar ideas to their absolute max!

James Tanton (PhD, Princeton 1994, mathematics) is an author, a consultant, and an ambassador for the Mathematical Association of America in Washington D.C., currently serving as their Mathematician-at-Large. He has taught mathematics both at university and high-school institutions. James is absolutely committed to promoting effective and joyful mathematics thinking, learning, and doing at all levels of the education spectrum.

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