6 Wonderful TED Talks for Those Who Hate Math

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May 23, 2015
TED has this wonderful list of talks specifically curated for those who used to hate math when they were students. Contrary to the stereotypical picture of math as a boring and dry school subject, these talks portray the inspiring and cool aspect of mathematics. For instance, mathematician Hannah Fry shared her math-verified tips on finding the right mate. Terry Moore delves deep into the mysterious and funny story behind the use of X as a symbol for an unknown. Cartoonist Randall Munroe seeks answers to simple what if questions using logic, math and physics while “mathematician mathemagician Arthur Benjamin races a team of calculators to figure out 3-digit squares, solves another massive mental equation and guesses a few birthdays.” Check out the talks below to learn more. Enjoy

1- Comics that ask "what if?" By Randall Munroe

2- The magic of Fibonacci numbers By Arthur Benjamin

3- The mathematics of love By Hannah Fry

4- Why is 'x' the unknown? By Terry Moore

6- A performance of "Mathemagic" By Arthur Benjamin