## Shameless self-promotion

Mental Floss was kind enough to let me write about math again, this time about Pi Day, and, possibly more controversially, about how we use complicated math all the time without realizing it.

I’ve written a story this week for an educational website called Noodle on creating a math-friendly home for kids. Growing up, I always had lots of access to books (and bought many), but neither of my parents had much interest in math. I now know that can make a big difference. Noodle also ran a Q&A with me back in May, which exposed my big math crush on Prof. Steven Strogatz. The web being what it is, Strogatz knew within minutes. Eep.