Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Math 2.0 Webinar Series: James Tanton

This evening at 9:30 eastern time, 6:30 California time, I'll be interviewing James Tanton as part of the ongoing Math 2.0 webinar series created by Maria Droujkova. I've reviewed a few of James' lovely math books here, and have used his videos in a few of my posts. He also sends out a monthly puzzler to people on his email list, runs math institutes at St. Mark's School where he teaches, and more.

Here's what James says about himself on his 'about' page:
James Tanton (PhD. Mathematics, Princeton University, 1994) is a research mathematician deeply interested in bridging the gap between the mathematics experienced by school students and the creative mathematics practiced and explored by mathematicians. He is now a full-time high school teacher and does all that he can to bring joy into mathematics learning and teaching.
James writes math books. He gives math talks and conducts math workshops. He teaches students and he teaches teachers. He publishes articles and papers, creating and doing new math. And he shares the mathematical experience with students of all ages, helping them publish research papers too!

We'll have fun exploring math with James. Click here to join us. Come early if it's your first webinar, so you can get situated.


  1. Sorry if I'm missing an obvious link here, but the Classroom 2.0 group puts their webinars on itunes. Does Math 2.0 do that? I often can't get to a computer so it's pretty convenient to download the video and watch it later on my ipod. If not..umm... can you suggest it? Thanks.

  2. I'm not sure why, but it takes about a day for the recording to show up. So mark this post, and come back later today, or tomorrow, and use the 'click here' above to get to the Math 2.0 / MathFuture page that will have the link.

    The second paragraph on that page says 'Full recording will be here'. That will become a link as soon as the recording is available.

  3. Hi Sue,
    I'm interested in listening to the archive. You should have gotten by now an email by with the archived address on it. When you get a chance let me know what it is.
    Thanks - Ihor

  4. (Nope. No email yet. I'll advise here once I know.)

  5. Hi Sue,

    I was not able to join your session last night either. I am interested in watching the archive as well. Please let me know if there is anything I need to do to set this up. Thanks!

  6. Recording is up. Here.

    Jason, I don't think you can put it on an ipod - it has audio but also shows the text chat, whiteboard, and web tour from our sessions.

  7. @Sue Yeah. That's the elluminate link, the same thing they had for your session. If you can request it from Maria, making it into a video would be uber helpful. I don't know how they do it, but the classroom 2.0 group had Dan Meyer's talk up on itunes the same day. Launching the whole elluminate thing is a pain when I can't watch it in one session.

    And according to the website, James Tanton will be at the Palo Alto math circle in March if you're able to make the trip across the Bay. Would love to meet you.

  8. Video? If you want to just listen, wouldn't an audio track be better?

    If I can't make that math circle, maybe we could all meet in SF for dinner while James is here.

  9. When will the book be out, linking calculus with lower math? I want to be the first in line to get a copy!

    The data on my math manipulative is in and it shows a 62% increase in student understanding of negative integers. I can't believe it.


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