Study Guide for Chapter 2
Bringing Math into the Present Day
The Mathematics of Juggling from Quanta Magazine (later reprinted in Scientific American). Click through to the link for video.
TED Talk: Teaching Math through Movement
TED Talk: The Beautiful Math of Coral
Beauty of Mathematics is a quick look at mathematics in the world around us.
This video is absolutely delightful, and funny. Mathematicians can be funny.
Finding Math in Our World
The annual Math Photo challenge is delightful, and could inspire some math hunts, math walks, and math photo challenges of your own. On twitter, look for #mathphoto15 and #mathphoto16. The 2015 website and 2016 website are great places to get started.
Babies and Math (in case you’re interested!)
- New York Times article summarizing breakthrough research: Study Finds Babies at 5 Months Grasp Simple Mathematics
- More recent Science article about babies’ approximate number sense
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