Is Math Racist

I recently reviewed a document which as been circulating and generating much criticism. It’s called A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction – Dismantling Racism in Mathematics Instruction. It can be downloaded here, although few will dare to read it because it it is over eighty pages long. I became aware of it through a tweet […]

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Cynical Theories: Review

When you come of age, you start to encounter deep and challenging philosophical questions; ones that don’t necessarily admit of simple straightforward answers. How do I prove I’m not in The Matrix or a Boltzmann Brain? How do I prove the Earth is round or that the moon landing wasn’t faked? If a tomato is […]

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Two Plus Two, Still

Earlier I recorded my take on the 2+2=5 controversy swirling around James Lindsay on Twitter. But aside from people who may be engaged in creative wordplay to remake math curricula in the Critical Social Justice image, some of their goofy suggestions provide legitimately interesting conversation so I recorded a video about it on another channel […]

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Two Plus Two! Really?

Apparently on Twitter, people have been arguing as to whether or not two plus two might make five. And you thought 2020 couldn’t get any stranger. While no one on Twitter can ever be sure that they’re supposed to be taking what people say seriously, but there were, what appeared to be a large number […]

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Feeling Conflicted

Recently the President of the United States tweeted the following: We are United in our effort to defeat the Invisible China Virus, and many people say that it is Patriotic to wear a face mask when you can’t socially distance. There is nobody more Patriotic than me, your favourite President! @RealDonaldTrump … and I don’t […]

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