My math skills are exceedingly moderate.  Though I have the “times table” etched in my brain from childhood drills, I still have to stop and think to get the answer.  I always check my work with a calculator.

Yet, I enjoy the beauty and magic of mathematical concepts.  The logic to solving a math problem and the lure of solving the (math) puzzle  always hold an attraction for me.

Steven Strogatz is a professor of applied mathematics at Cornell University, and has just launched an entertaining blog on the NY Times website about math – from pre-school to grad school.   The first entry is fun – I look forward to learning more about math from this perspective.

Now, if I could just get my kids to have the same feeling about their math homework…

From Fish to Infinity – Steven Strogatz Blog

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