The Intrepid Mathematician
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|Blog by a professor at Ryerson University (Toronto) "about mathematics in popular culture and my own journey as an academic, thinker, and writer." Posts, which date back to early 2015 and address non-mathematicians, have included "Caitlyn Jenner and the theory of elites in a social network"; "Mathematicians are the new vampires"; "abc and d: The abc conjecture and Mochizuki"; "The mathematics of Game of Thrones"; "The shapes of stories: from Vonnegut to big data"; "Mathematics and diversity"; "PISA leans toward Vietnam"; "Graph isomorphism and Babai's proof"; "Approaches to teaching university mathematics"; "On being a gay mathematician"; "All about PageRank"; "Chasing robbers on donuts"; "Make Grade 6 Math Fun Again"; "Zombies vs Mathematicians!" and "Why teach algebra in high school?" Bonato's interviews with mathematicians have included Richard J. Nowakowski, Fan Chung Graham, Alan Frieze, Ken Ono, Ingrid Daubechies, Alejandro Adem, Jordan Ellenberg, Richard K. Guy, Barry Mazur, Eugenia Cheng, and Jennifer Chayes.The shapes of stories: from Vonnegut to big data|
|Levels:||High School (9-12), College, Research|
|Resource Types:||Web-Based Discussions, Recreations|
|Math Topics:||Arithmetic/Early Math, Communicating Math, History and Biography, Humanities|
|Math Ed Topics:||Degrees/Higher Ed, Math Ed Research/Reform, Equity, Public Understanding of Math|
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