So what we should be doing, as math educators, is teaching our kids how the math applies in situations like this, so shows like Good Morning America can report on even bigger and better things. I thought the piece was interesting, but unnecessary to anyone who already understands these ideas. If we can help create a culture of people who can use math, maybe it’ll stop being this mysterious thing that only dorks can figure out.
Yeah, and my pick. Here, I was assigned a line — the one right next to the express line — which isn’t exactly how it works under normal conditions but I didn’t feel like protesting the scientific rigor of a cute weekend puff piece.
Although I rarely come by here any more, and I never watch GMA, I saw that show and knew immediately that it was you. I told my husband, who was watching, that I had read your blog, that you had photographed the arched bridge at Mount Hermon and that you are very, very smart. Good piece.