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Shameless Self-Promotion

I haven’t written for quite a while due to various family obligations, but was very happy when Mental Floss asked me to write about math anxiety. The last time I wrote for them was about the incredible Rosalind Franklin (and for some reason didn’t promote that).

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Shameless self-promotion

SISKI have a story in The Atlantic today on the apparently never-ending debate over whether kids should learn more than arithmetic. If you had told me 10 years ago I would be championing algebra, even calculus, I would have laughed. But here I am. I also eat cauliflower fairly regularly (when I find the fractal ones), so I have become one of THOSE PEOPLE.

Shameless self-promotion

lead_960 I am so happy to start the new year with a story in The Atlantic, a magazine I’ve wanted to write for for a long time. The piece is on early math education reforms, and to my mind goes a long way to explaining our awful attitudes toward math today. Thankfully we’re changing that, though. Another article I wrote for Noodle on math apps is all about encouraging kids to love numbers.

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