I suppose I should start with who I am and what I do and perhaps why I am here in … More

# Category: Math

# New papers dance!

Two new papers were recently posted on the arXiv with my first two official PhD students since becoming a faculty … More

# One is the loneliest prime number

You can’t prove 1 is, or is not, prime. You have the freedom to choose whether to include 1 as a prime or not and this choice is either guided by convenience or credulity.

# Why are there so many symbols in math?

“Mathematics is the language of the universe.” — every science popularizer ever

# Daily activities to promote mathematical fluency in kids

An outline of a day in my life of practicing mathematical literacy. These are activities I do with all my children, ages 0, 3, 5 and 7.

# What does it mean to excel at math?

“In mathematics you don’t understand things. You just get used to them.” ― John von Neumann

# The power of simulation: birthday paradox

The birthday paradox goes… in a room of 23 people there is a 50-50 chance that two of them share … More