Today we have the special privilege of hosting the one and only, Dr. James Tanton. He will be our guest speaker today and he’ll be talking with our students about his love for math, and hopefully spark in them an appreciation for mathematical play.
We’ll have 800 students at the assembly. And James will be armed with nothing but paper and pen (and a document camera). Bold man! 🙂
If you’ve never checked out James’ materials, go visit his website, take a look at his prolific youtube channel, or follow him on twitter @jamestanton.
James is the author of 10 books on mathematics and math education. He is currently a Mathematician in Residence at the Mathematical Association of America, right here in Washington DC. He comes to us by way of the USA Science & Engineering Festival and its sponsors (Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Scientific American, Popular Science, and others). Thank you, USA Science & Engineering Festival!
We’re very excited to have James with us!
What a thought-provoking presentation! With a “simple” challenge he was able to illlustrate how mathematical problems are formulated, solved, and generalized. I liked his observation that making mistakes is an important part of that process.
Totally agree! Thanks for coming and being a part of it, Mr. McDonald!