THUNK – 43. You Don’t Suck at Math

You might believe that you suck at math…but it’s probably something (fun) you’ve never actually tried before.

-Links for the Curious-

A study in 1978 which found an incredible prevalence of math anxiety among, of all people, college students –

“A Mathematician’s Lament,” by Paul Lockhart –

Paul Lockhart talking some about amazing & unexpected questions that mathematics tries to answer –

An article from the Atlantic about potentially teaching calculus to 5-year-old children –

Vi Hart’s YouTube channel –

“Prime Numbers & the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence,” by Carl Pomerance at Bell Labs –

Courtesy of pussumman via Reddit, Numberphile’s video about why some people hate math –

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