This talk explores some of the ways we use mathematics to make sense of the world around us. It also looks at some ideas for how the subject could be taught. This was the keynote presentation from the Next Generation Science Standards STEM conference at the Exploratorium.
Jeremiah Denton was a prisoner of war in Vietnam. While still in captivity, Denton appeared in a televised interview during which he managed to communicate with U.S. forces using an ingenious and cleverly disguised code.
Consider the stadium wave: a spontaneous group behavior in which people seated in sporting arenas rise and cheer in a pattern that resembles a traveling wave. In this post we explore what it takes to get a wave started.