What we talk about when we talk about math

Special Guest Lecture
Event time: 
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 4:15pm
LOM 215
Ben Orlin
Speaker affiliation: 
Math with Bad Drawings
Event description: 

How do people see mathematics? I find it’s an odd mixture: revulsion; admiration; fear…. As a Yale math major, then as a teacher, and these days as a blogger/author/inept cartoonist, I’ve tried to understand what role this subject plays in people’s lives - and what I can do about it.


Ben Orlin is well known for his math blog/cartoon https://mathwithbaddrawings.com/. His first book is about to be published on Sep. 18. Ben graduated from Yale with a Double Major in Math and Psychology in 2009.