Jaipur Literature Festival New York

I’m thrilled to be a part of the upcoming Jaipur Literature Festival in New York City, where I’ll be in conversation with mathematician and novelist Manil Suri. Manil’s latest book, The Big Bang of Numbers, is a tour of mathematics from the ground up, allowing the reader to the experience of the power of mathematical creation as Manil constructs the universe using only math. It is a fun, friendly, and one-of-a-kind book.

In our JLF session A Universe Built on Math, Manil and I will be talking about math, writing, teaching, and everything in between. The talk is happening on September 13th at 4:30 pm at the Asia Society. All the details can be found here.

Roundtable Discussion on Math Education in the US

This Thursday I’ll be participating in a roundtable discussion on math education in the U.S hosted by the National Museum of Mathematics. Panelists include Sol Friedberg (chair of the National Academy of Science’s Commission on Math Instruction), Lorraine Howard (President of Women and Mathematics Education), Edna Jones (Math PhD student and MS math educator) and John Staley (part president of NASM and former chair of the U.S. National Commission on Math Instruction).

This on-line event is happening Thursday, July 29th at 6:30 PM. More information, including registration details, can be found here.

Podcast — The Stuyvesant Perspective

I was recently a guest on the The Stuyvesant Perspective, a podcast run by our school’s newspaper. I had fun talking with students about why people don’t like math, how teachers were handling remote learning, and what I thought about social media. And stick around for my recommendation at the end!

You can listen to the full interview here.

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The Best Writing on Mathematics 2020

A piece I wrote last year was selected for The Best Writing on Mathematics 2020, published by Princeton University Press. It’s an incredible and quite unexpected honor.

I have known about this for several months, but I was still a bit shocked to see this:

I’ve been writing about math and teaching for years, but I never dreamed of being included in a collection of “The Best Writing on Mathematics” alongside writers like Steven Strogatz, Erica Klarreich, and John Carlos Baez.

I’m grateful to the editor, Mircea Pitici, for selecting “On Your Mark, Get Set, Multiply” for the collection, and to everyone at Quanta Magazine, where the piece was originally published. I am very fortunate to write for Quanta, where I have incredible writers to learn from and an editor, Quanta’s founder and Editor-in-Chief Thomas Lin, who has invested a great deal of time and effort into helping me become a better writer.

You can learn more about Princeton University Press’s The Best Writing on Mathematics 2020 here.

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