On a completely different topic, I’m terribly excited about the Stanley Strogatz math-education series in the Times. I can’t wait to watch how he teaches math, and how he gives us a new way to think about numbers. I’m already thrilled at how he situates numbers in a half-real space that is the product both of our imaginations and of a self-consistent reality.
I imagine I’m going to learn something important about teaching a complex topic effectively from this series, so I’ll be watching it closely. You should too!