Friday math movie: Trial, error and the God complex

[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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