Sunday, September 28, 2014

Beauty in Math and Art Activate Same Brain Area

Beauty in Math and Art Activate Same Brain Area 
Elegant equations evoke the same activity in mathematicians' brains as gorgeous art or music 
Scientific American, Aug 14, 2014 
By Seth Newman

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Why Content Knowledge Matters in Teaching and the Implications for Teacher Education

"This is a talk given by Denise Spangler regarding "mathematical knowledge for teaching." The lecture looks at some examples of student work to see why teachers' mathematical knowledge matters and to think about how using student work in teacher education can help develop mathematical knowledge for teaching."

ICM2014 Benedict Gross, Laudation for Fields Medalist: Manjul Bhargava

The Musical, Magical Number Theorist
The search for artistic truth and beauty has led Manjul Bhargava to some of the most profound recent discoveries in number theory.