Math Circle founders present STEM seminar Sept. 18
Robert and Ellen Kaplan, founders of the Math Circle, will discuss "Math Talent Is a Myth" at a STEM seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 4 p.m. in 138 Hasbrouck.
The seminar will be a conversation with the lecture audience as the Kaplans show what their approach to learning math is in their Math Circles. They will demonstrate the approach of their Math Circle, whose fundamental principle is: tell no one anything, but give them an attractive mystery to work on collegially, letting them discover insights together, and together invent proofs. It takes no special talent to do this because math is the forgotten native language. To find out more, see their website, www.themathcircle.org, or read their book, Out of the Labyrinth: Setting Mathematics Free.
STEM seminars are held at 4 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month during the academic year in 138 Hasbrouck. Everyone is welcome; no reservations are needed and there is no charge. Parking is available in the Campus Center Garage.