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The Joy of Mistakes

One of the great things about math — real math, not school math — is that mistakes are not bugs, but features.  Mistakes often lead to new ideas and new ways of thinking about things.  What happens if we add fractions the "wrong" way?  In elementary school, we'd get corrected.  As mathematicians, we enter a world of wonders.  Likewise, a naive algebra mistake called the "freshman's dream" leads to fantastic mathematical insights.  Join mathematician Paul Zeitz in exploring the joy of mistakes.

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April 24th, 2020 from  6:30 pm to  8:00 pm
National Museum of Mathematics
225 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
United States
Phone: 212-542-0566
Event Fee(s)
Event Fee $18.00