Math as stories

Posted: 2017-08-07 , Modified: 2017-08-07

Tags: math, writing, stories

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What do math and writing have in common? See my post The math-writing divide.

To communicate and teach math more effectively, one thing mathematicians can do is learn to tell stories. (Watch Tyler DeWitt’s TED Talk about telling stories to teach science. Leonid mentions this in his interview (transcript, recording), Simon mentions it in his teaching statement. A story is similar to Dan Myer’s 3-act math. ViHart tells wonderful mathematical stories, for example, about life on a Mobius strip.)