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A math talk for kindergardeners

December 4, 2013

Today I went to my son’s kindergarden class to tell them about my work. This was a bit of a challenge. Instead of talking specifically about my research, I tried to explain to them what mathematics is all about. The presentation is here.  If you are called upon to do something similar, feel free to use this to build on.  It is a bit short, but about right given their attention span.  I emphasized applications, since I thought that the more abstract ideas of pure math would be a bit hard to get across.  I probably underestimated them.  It was a fun exercise, and I think they got something out of it.


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