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Friday math movie: Doodling in math class - binary trees

By Murray Bourne, 21 Jan 2011

Vi Hart was featured in the NY TImes this week: Bending and Stretching Classroom Lessons to Make Math Inspire.

Here's a mesmerizing video featuring Hart's suggestions for making math a tad more interesting.

I like the way she irreverently, and cleverly, criticizes the state of math teaching while illustrating the very concept that is supposed to be happening in class (exponential growth patterns). She achieves this by constructing binary trees.

Vi Hart is daughter of mathematical artist George W. Hart.

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