Saturday, August 21, 2010

Follow Up: Rock on and Calculate!!!

This is actually a double follow up. It's a follow up that's about Punk and math education. Yes... you read that correctly.

Tom Henderson is a mathematician, an improv comic, and one half of the duo behind the Math for Primates podcast and he's on a mission. He wants to write a book to teach math in a new and interesting way. Using topics and ideas where math can help explain real problems. Problems that matter. Problems that caused people to wear ripped clothes, play loud music regardless of how talented they were, and express themselves as honestly as they possibly could.

So of course his book will be called Punk Math. Yes... you read that correctly. Will be.

Tom's using kickstarter to fund the project. Now don't worry I'm not going to try and convince you to give Tom some money to make his dream a reality. It's too late for that. He's already past the funding level he wanted to achieve. More is, of course, better. I'm sure Tom wouldn't mind additional funding of the project.

So take a look at Tom and his plan for Punk Math. Watch the video on the Punk Math kickstarter page and try to tell me that Tom isn't the type of math teacher and writer you wish you had around years ago. There's no denying Tom's passion. If you want a taste read the interview he gave to Technoccult.

I wish him all the best. I'm looking forward to reading Punk Math. Not just to refresh my math but to see what he comes up with.

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