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Interview: James Tanton and the Global Math Project

In each episode of the Inside Our MIND podcast, we take a look at issues and challenges facing education that we are working to address through research, technology and strategic initiatives.

In our latest episode, Brian welcomes James Tanton, co-founder of the Global Math Project to the show. James is a mathematician, author, educator and advocate who currently serves as the Mathematician-at-Large for the Mathematical Association of America. He is driven by the belief that mathematics is accessible to all, is committed to sharing the delight and the beauty of math.

James talked with Brian about how the Global Math Project came to be, the overwhelming success of its inaugural year, and how that momentum has only increased as Global Math Week 2018 approaches. They talk about MIND’s partnership with the Global Math Project, the importance of the ambassador program, and what the goals are for this year’s event.

You can listen to the episode in the player below:

Topics Covered in the Podcast:

0:45 Intro

4:20 Discovering a Love of Math
9:30 Becoming an Educator
15:00 Path to the Global Math Project
19:00 GMW Year One Success
20:45 Partnering With MIND
23:20 Global Math Ambassadors
30:00 Goals for 2018 and Beyond

Global Math Week 2018 runs from October 10th through the 17th. You can find out more and sign up to participate at globalmathproject.org. You can also keep up with James on Twitter @JamesTanton. And keep an eye the MIND blog for information about the Global Math Week kickoff event that MIND will partnering with the Global Math Project on in the beginning of October.

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Brian LeTendre orchestrates content development at MIND Research Institute. He is an author, podcaster and avid gamer.

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