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Math Flash!  A New Look at an Old Problem

People have been solving quadratic equations for thousands of years, with millions (or perhaps even billions) of people using a memorized — but not necessarily understood — formula.  Join Po-Shen Loh, social entrepreneur, Carnegie Mellon math professor, and national coach of the USA International Mathematical Olympiad team, as he shares a simple alternative to rote memorization.  As recently described in The New York Times, a sequence of simple steps, components of which have been known for hundreds (or even thousands) of years, can be combined in a retrospectively obvious way, bringing clarity and beauty to the solution of these age-old problems.

Po-Shen Loh standing next to trophies

Read about Po-Shen Loh's mathematical breakthrough in The New York Times.

April 6, 2020 6:30 pm   through   8:00 pm
National Museum of Mathematics
11 E. 26th St.
New York, NY 10010
United States
Phone: 212-542-0566
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Event Fee $ 18.00

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