Romance, Crime and Math: The Most Fun You’ll Ever Have at a Math Talk
What's not to like about a talk that combines magic tricks, detective stories, and a noir video? And what does this have to do with math? And how can we use some of these ideas to improve education in areas besides math? Whether you love math, hate math, or are somewhere in-between, you'll find something to enjoy -- and to think about when math professor and author Jim Stein talks about his new book, L.A. Math: Romance, Crime and Mathematics in the City of Angels.
Cal State Long Beach Professor Emeritus Stein has been teaching math for almost half a century, and writing books about it -- and other subjects -- for a decade. Two of his previous books were Scientific American Book Club selections, and his latest book was praised in the L.A. Weekly, which said, "It all adds up to a great read." Even greater praise came from the third-grade students for whom he performed his card tricks when the elementary school students came to visit Cal State Long Beach -- they said that he was almost as much fun to watch as the Biology Department's boa constrictor!
This talk will also take place earlier in the day at CFI-L.A. at 11 a.m.
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