When Am I Going to Use This?: Interesting Applications of Math FLEX Class
This FLEX class will explore fun applications of math to biology, art, literature, and real-world decision-making, with anecdotes and sample problems. Topics include probability, statistical modeling, minimization, sequences, and proofs.
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How does a “Flexible Schedule” course work?
No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat
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All too often math classes focus on teaching the "how" and "what" of math, and neglect to explain the "why". Most people understand why arithmetic is useful to our day-to-day lives, but what is the point of math beyond that? How could math possibly be applicable to art or writing? Through this FLEX class, we will explore applications of math throughout history, connecting the historical context of applications to the modern world and our own lives. For students who are already fans of math,...
No live meetings, and maybe some time outside of class.
The class draws inspiration from many sources, but the following books are excellent resources that I strongly recommend everyone read: - How Not to Be Wrong by Jordan Ellenberg - Algorithms to Live By by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths - Alex's Adventures in Numberland and Alex Through the Looking Glass by Alex Bellos (published in the US as Here's Looking at Euclid and The Grapes of Math)
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49 total reviews
70 completed classes
Most of my classes are deep dives into interesting concepts that have changed the way I think and given me skills that I use constantly in my day job. As a mechanical engineering graduate, I enjoy teaching creative yet structured problem-solving...