Someone always asks the math teacher, “Am I going to use calculus in real life?” And for most of us, says Arthur Benjamin, the answer is no. He offers a bold proposal on how to make math education relevant in the digital age. (Recorded at TED@PalmSprings 2009, February 2009 in Palm Springs, California. Duration: 2:59) […]
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The TED Blog caught up with Arthur Benjamin after his talk on why we should stop mandating that students learn calculus in school — to ask him what he would have done with an extra minute on stage. Here’s what he had to say: Arthur Benjamin: If I had an extra minute, I’d also talk […]
A snapshot of the TED@PalmSprings simulcast. Kelly Stoetzel of TED and slam poet Rives are co-hosts. Jill Sobule entertained the audience with her usual wit — and a selection of newly unveiled material. Arthur Benjamin’s energetic presentation (above) was the perfect way to kick off TEDDIY on Day 1 of TED@PalmSprings. He used his lightning-fast […]
With 50 million views since we debuted online two years ago, TED talks have become a powerful cultural force. To celebrate this milestone, we’re releasing a never-before-seen list: the Top 10 TED talks of all time, as of June 2008. With speakers like neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor and global health expert Hans Rosling, the list […]
In a lively performance, “mathemagician” Arthur Benjamin races a team of calculators to figure out 3-digit squares in his head, performs a massive mental calculation, and guesses a few birth days. How does he do it? He’ll be happy to tell you. (Recorded February 2005 in Monterey, California. Duration: 15:14.) Watch Arthur Benjamin’s performance on […]