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As the blogger at Wild About Math! I get to interview people who are inspired by math and are inspiring others.

Inspired by Math! Sol Lederman

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As the blogger at Wild About Math! I get to interview people who are inspired by math and are inspiring others.

    Richard Rusczyk - Inspired by Math #39

    Richard Rusczyk - Inspired by Math #39

    Richard Rusczyk is the founder of the Art of Problem Solving, the premier community for high-performing middle and high school math students in the English-speaking world. I've always been intrigued with the world of math competitions and with what it...

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Sue VanHattum - Inspired by Math #38

    Sue VanHattum - Inspired by Math #38

    Sue VanHattum is very excited about creative ways to look at math. She has compiled and written a number of the chapters in a new book, Playing With Math, which is being produced in a community supported publishing (i.e. crowd funding) model. Listen to...

    • 1 hr
    Lou DiGioia - Inspired by Math #37

    Lou DiGioia - Inspired by Math #37

    Lou DiGioia is the executive director of MATHCOUNTS, the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to extracurricular middle school mathematics. Lou and I discuss a number of MATHCOUNTS programs, including the recent National Competition, the National...

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Al Cuoco - Inspired by Math #36

    Al Cuoco - Inspired by Math #36

    Al Cuoco has taught high school students, trained teachers, and developed curriculum that is really making a difference in math education. He and Joseph Rotman have published a book with the MAA, "Learning Modern Algebra From Early Attempts to Prove...

    • 1 hr 13 min
    David Reimer - Inspired by Math #35

    David Reimer - Inspired by Math #35

    David Reimer, author of "Count Like an Egyptian" and I discuss Egyptian computation methods, how kids can learn to do multiplication and division without shedding a tear or memorizing tables, how computers and Egyptians both use the same approach to...

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Tim Chartier - Inspired by Math #34

    Tim Chartier - Inspired by Math #34

    Tim Chartier is a math professor, a mime, and the author of the Princeton University Press book "Math Bytes: Google Bombs, Chocolate-Covered Pi, and Other Cool Bits in Computing." Tim and I talk about his performing career, how he became a...

    • 1 hr 11 min

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