Making Math Joyful

Your daily selection of the latest science news!

According to (This article and its images were originally posted on Scientific American Content September 29, 2018 at 09:00AM.)

In this episode of our podcast My Favorite Theorem, my cohost Kevin Knudson and I were lucky enough to talk with James Tanton. Dr. Tanton is a former university mathematician and high school math teacher, but his current job title is “mathematician-at-large” of the Mathematical Association of America. You can listen to the episode here or at, where there is also a transcript.

As Dr. Tanton says in the episode, he views his role as one of creating and facilitating joyful, enriching experiences with mathematics for students at all levels of mathematics learning. Right now, he is especially excited about Global Math Week, a project that brings an activity called “Exploding Dots” to classrooms around the world during the week from October 10 to 17. Last year, he says, over a million students got to play with it in their classrooms; this year, they are aiming for 10 million.


+ Got any news, tips or want to contact us directly? Feel free to email us:

To see more posts like these; please subscribe to our newsletter. By entering a valid email, you’ll receive top trending reports delivered to your inbox.

This article and its images were originally posted on [Scientific American Content] September 29, 2018 at 09:00AM. Credit to the original author and Scientific American Content | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day.

Donations are appreciated and go directly to supporting ESIST.Tech. Thank you in advance for helping us to continue to be a part of your online entertainment!





Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.