A Page For Folks Who Might Find that they Like Math

A web page with very fun explorations that show what real mathematicians do:

http://mathlesstraveled.com/2012/02/09/17×17-4-coloring-with-no-monochromatic-rectangles/

(Hint: long division, balancing checkbooks, and adding fractions aren’t such a big part. I suspect that if we taught some of this stuff in class, kids would see that, in fact, math has some fun aspects — it’s not all drudgery. There is a lot of “gee-whiz” stuff that is accessible to the average layperson or young’un.

Published in: on February 9, 2012 at 4:49 pm  Comments (1)  
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