Seminars & Events
New this year, we’re thrilled to share MƒA Thursday Thinks, a monthly speaker series held (typically) on the first Thursday of each month. Thursday Thinks feature thought-provoking talks from STEM experts – including scientists, mathematicians, authors, journalists and educators – that are open to MƒA teachers, their colleagues, and their guests.
Feb 7 — A Numerate Life
In this talk, John Allen Paulos speaks about his memoir -- A Mathematician Explores the Vagaries of Life, His Own and Probably Yours. Moving back and forth seamlessly between personal vignettes and mathematics, Paulos offers up a path-breaking way to look at our lives and, not so incidentally, impart some deep mathematical understanding. This is a more personal human endeavor - the telling of our life stories. During this Thursday Think, Paulos asks: How does a mathematical sensibility change our attitudes toward memoirs and biographies and lead us to reevaluate our own lives?