Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Mathemusician Determined to Make Math Fun for Everyone

Math is getting a makeover thanks to Vi Hart, a self-proclaimed recreational mathemusician. As a Stony Brook University graduate in music this might seem like an unlikely profession, but Ms. Hart is determined to make math fun for everyone. Starting with simple ideas, Hart began making YouTube videos demonstrating to viewers how by drawing stars one can learn about geometry and polygons and by doodling snakes they can learn about graph theory. With her unique work in mathematics, Vi Hart has attracted the attention of multiple demographics, but the most surprising is teenage girls.

Learn more about the mathemusician, Vi Hart, at The New York Times

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