There’s a new museum in New York devoted to a subject many people think they don’t like — math. I say “think they don’t like” because they haven’t been exposed to math in a way that stimulates them, or somewhere along the line, their math education got mired in things they’d never use in real life, like calculus. But with the US falling behind other nations in science and math education, it’s important that the math phobia of adults is not passed along to kids. Engaging them at a young age is crucial.
That’s why I invited Cindy Lawrence, associate director the The Museum Of Mathematics, to join me on my syndicated show, America Weekend, to discuss the museum, its exhibits, and its appeal.