Knowing Versus Understanding: How the Rubik’s Cube Taught Me the Difference
July 3, 2019
Knowing how to perform complex computations quickly and accurately is no longer a particularly useful skill. Jason Batterson, author of our Beast Academy series, explains why through an example with the Rubik’s Cube.
Teaching at AoPS Academy
June 5, 2019
AoPS Academy teacher Irene Cullen describes what motivated her to take up teaching, and what she finds enjoyable and rewarding about being a part of the AoPS Academy team.
Reading Math Like a Beast
May 29, 2019
Often, aspiring math beasts struggle to make sense of problems given to them in word form. But learning to do so is a worthwhile and necessary skill to build, since that’s what’s going to help students see how to apply the tools of arithmetic, geometry, and algebra to their lives outside of the classroom.
Writing Award-Winning Science Fiction, with Catherine Asaro
February 27, 2019
This episode’s guest is Catherine Asaro, two-time Nebula Award-winning science fiction author and former president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
Establishing a Culture of Positive Expectations in Math Education
February 14, 2019
Starting and supporting a competitive math team isn’t easy, and maintaining positive expectations for how the team can or will do can be challenging. This article, written by the coach of a successful math team, discusses how that positive attitude was built and maintained.
Taking Math Education to the Next Level, with Po-Shen Loh
January 2, 2019
Today’s guest is Po-Shen Loh: Associate Professor of Mathematics at Carnegie Mellon University, founder and CEO of Expii, and team leader of the United States International Math Olympiad (IMO) team. A self-proclaimed math enthusiast and evangelist, Po sits down with Richard to share the lessons he’s learned, his thoughts on his many accomplishments, and how he strives to bring math to the world.