Women & Math

Here’s a thoughtful TED talk from Laura Overdeck of bedtime math. I’ve highlighted this website before and I think it’s such a brilliant idea for kids! Laura was the lone girl in her astrophysics undergraduate studies, so she has a great vantage point from which to give this stellar talk (pun intended! 🙂 ).

She has lots of great points. In particular, I liked these three simple recommendations for women–and for everyone:

  1. Don’t play the lottery.
  2. Don’t say you hate math.
  3. Don’t ask others to calculate the tip.


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