Teaching Abstract Math

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.

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