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# Video: Arthur Benjamin’s formula for changing math education

By Murray Bourne, 22 Oct 2010

What is the pinnacle of math education? In most countries, it's calculus.

Arthur Benjamin argues we should be aiming at something that's more important and perhaps useful for the masses.

Benjamin is probably best known for his "Mathemagic" shows. See Mathemagic.

See the 4 Comments below.

### 4 Comments on “Video: Arthur Benjamin’s formula for changing math education”

1. Desmond says:

I have always failed to watch the movies and other demonstrations that you post. Do I need special programs on my computer to be able to watch the DVDs?

2. Murray says:

Hello Desmond. This video (like all the ones on squareCircleZ) requires Flash. Perhaps your Flash player needs an upgrade?

Basically, if you can see YouTube videos OK, the ones here should work just as well.

Let me know how you get on.

3. Anah says:

I agree with Desmond and I have the same problem because unfortunately the ipad do not have flash player.
However, you tube does not require flash player and sometimes I look for the movies on you tube.
Murray, thanks for intmath letters, I enjoy reading them.they are truly my relaxation.
I hope to read you for a long time.
Anah.

4. Murray says:

Hi Anah and Desmond. TED recently released an app for the iPad: TED iPad App.

I'm trying to make my sites more mobile-friendly. One option is for me to include a link to the original TED page. I'll keep working on this.

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HTML: You can use simple tags like <b>, <a href="...">, etc.

To enter math, you can can either:

1. Use simple calculator-like input in the following format (surround your math in backticks, or qq on tablet or phone):
a^2 = sqrt(b^2 + c^2)
(See more on ASCIIMath syntax); or
2. Use simple LaTeX in the following format. Surround your math with $$ and $$.
$$\int g dx = \sqrt{\frac{a}{b}}$$
(This is standard simple LaTeX.)

NOTE: You can mix both types of math entry in your comment.

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