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2, 3, 5, 8...Who Do We Appreciate?

Fibonacci, of course! In a TED talk titled "The Magic of Fibonacci Numbers," Harvey Mudd math professor and mathemagician extraordinaire Arthur Benjamin argues that we learn mathematics for three reasons: calculation, application, and inspiration.

Benjamin uses his "favorite collection of numbers"—the Fibonaccis—to show his audience how math is "fun," "beautiful," and capable of exciting the mind.

He concludes: "Mathematics is not just solving for x. It's also figuring out why."

Watch the video.

Start Date: 
Friday, December 6, 2013

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