Teaching Abstract Math
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 118 , Segment 5
Episode: Clean Power, Glamping, Hearing Loss, Abstract Math
- Aug 12, 2015 9:00 pm
- 14:56 mins
Guest: Daniel Schwartz, Ph.D., Professor of Educational Technology at Stanford. We humans are apparently hard-wired to find symmetry attractive – people with symmetrical faces are generally considered better-looking. The balanced circular design of a flower’s petals is appealing to our eyes. Researchers at Stanford University have discovered a way to tap into our hunger for symmetry to help kids better understand abstract math concepts.