Really Big Numbers: Hard enough for teens without a doubt, but crafty third-to-fifth graders should sneak in and really enjoy this talk, too! Dr. Richard Schwartz’s title is a colorful multi-age book that gives an intuitive feel for numbers. The numbers in the book range from very small to so incomprehensibly huge that you need special notation just to write them down! Schwartz will read a sample of his favorite pages in the book, explaining what he was thinking about when he drew the pictures and discussing some of the mathematics behind the pictures in a friendly, inviting way.
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Dr. Richard Schwartz grew up in Los Angeles and spent his youth obsessively playing tennis until video games distracted him. He is Professor of Mathematics at Brown University. He has…Read more →