Friday math movie: Trial, error and the God complex

By Murray Bourne, 26 Aug 2011

Writer Tim Harford explains in this video how our best discoveries are often the result of our biggest mistakes.

His book Adapt: Why Success Always Starts With Failure “argues that the world has become far too unpredictable and complex for today’s challenges to be tackled with ready-made solutions and expert opinions.”

Over to Harford and his suggestion to “make better mistakes” through randomness. It certainly has relevance to math teaching!

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