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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The Role of Riddles

I came across this riddle and it got me thinking: First of all, the premise of a logic rave at “Learning Man” is just adorable. And I wished that more kids could be exposed to it. Then I realized all of the challenges. How would I teach this in a classroom? Clearly, I should outline […]

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Can God Lie?

I wanted to respectfully disagree with the content of this video from Venaloid: I want to disagree with the argument and I suppose in the process become God’s Advocate. (Rather than the Devil’s Advocate.) Not to say that I think god exists — spoiler: he doesn’t — but that arguments of this type aren’t entirely […]

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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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