‘Mathemagics’ Expert to Share Number Secrets
Nov. 18, 2008
Forget calculators and spreadsheets. Dr. Arthur Benjamin does it all in his head.
The professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College will explain the secrets of performing rapid mental calculations Wednesday at UT Dallas as a guest of the Metroplex Math Circle.
The free "Mathemagics" presentation is at 7 p.m in the TI Auditorium (ECSS 2.102) in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science.
Benjamin has been profiled in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Scientific American, Discover Magazine and Omni Magazine. He has also appeared on The Today Show, CNN, Amazing Discoveries and National Public Radio.
The Metroplex Math Circle (MMC), sponsored by UT Dallas, is an enrichment program designed to attract talented students to mathematics and to provide an accelerated avenue to develop students' mathematical and problem-solving skills.
The Director of MMC is Dr. Titu Andreescu, UTD’s mathematics education associate professor, former director of the AMC and former coach of the US International Math Olympiad team. Dr. Andreescu is also the author of multiple books on Olympiad and collegiate level problem solving.
The MMC brings middle and high school students together with professors, researchers, teachers, and other students who share their interest, providing a social context for students who enjoy math.