"Math without words" and other Thinking Mathematics projects

During the event, Sue VanHattum will interview James Tanton of Thinking Mathematics about his books and projects, including "Math Without Words."


Full recording: voice, text chat, whiteboard sketches, web tour.


All Math 2.0 events are free and open to the public. Information about all events in the series is here: http://mathfuture.wikispaces.com/events

Wednesday, November 17th 2010 we will meet in the LearnCentral public Elluminate room at 6:30 Pacific / 9:30pm Eastern time. WorldClock for your time zone.


To join:
  • Follow this link: http://tinyurl.com/math20event
  • Click "OK" and "Accept" several times as your browser installs the software. When you see Elluminate Session Log-In, enter your name and click the "Login" button
  • You will find yourself in a virtual room. An organizer will be there to greet you, starting about half an hour before the event.
If this is your first Elluminate event, consider coming a few minutes earlier to check out the technology. The room opens half an hour before the event.

About Thinking Mathematics

The high-school English curriculum teaches both the grammar and the poetry. Why can’t a high-school mathematics curriculum teach the poetry and artistry of its discipline as well

The goal of James' work is to demonstrate the beauty of mathematics, its wonder and its intellectual playfulness, and to work towards bringing true joy into mathematics learning and mathematics doing for one and all.

An essay about Thinking Mathematics philosophy
Philosophy of Thinking Mathematics James Tanton

A page from "Math Without Words" - a book of puzzles. See also Sue VanHattum's review of the book.

Event Host

James Tanton (PhD. Mathematics, Princeton University, 1994) is a research mathematician deeply interested in bridging the gap between the mathematics experienced by school students and the creative mathematics practiced and explored by mathematicians. He is now a full-time high school teacher and does all that he can to bring joy into mathematics learning and teaching.

James writes math books. He gives math talks and conducts math workshops. He teaches students and he teaches teachers. He publishes articles and papers, creating and doing new math. And he shares the mathematical experience with students of all ages, helping them publish research papers too!