Explorations of a Recreational Mathematician
December 3, 2010 8:39 AM Subscribe
Let's say you're me and you're in math class, and you're supposed to be learning about factoring. Trouble is, your teacher is too busy trying to convince you that factoring is a useful skill for the average person to know with real-world applications ranging from passing your state exams all the way to getting a higher SAT score and unfortunately does not have the time to show you why factoring is actually interesting. It's perfectly reasonable for you to get bored in this situation. So like any reasonable person, you start doodling.
Vi Hart doodles binary trees, stars, snakes, knots, and elephants in math class, and still manages to learn something.
Don't like doodles? Okay, then may she interest you in some edible polyhedra, fractals, and hyperbolic planes?
Not hungry? Perhaps you'd prefer balloons or beads?
You're more of a music person than a math person? Okay, then allow Vi to help you make musical instruments out of paper.
And if you want both? She's got that covered to.
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