Humanizing the Math Experience (VIDEO/Interview)

Illustration by Nino Mekanarishvili

For many people, math has become inaccessible because it has often been taught in a dehumanized way. This is unfortunate because people then label themselves as either “a math person” or “not a math person,” and it unnecessarily creates a stigma around mathematics. What if we could change that? How do we humanize the math experience and remove the stigma around mathematics? There are surprisingly simple answers to this question, and these solutions can have a profound impact on how math can be used to connect humans to each other and to the world around them.

Illustration by Liani Malherbe

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Randy Palisoc

Educator and TEDx Speaker

TEDx Speaker.
Educator for 23 years at the elementary, middle school, high school, and college levels.
Founder of the seven-time national award-winning Synergy Academies.
Curriculum Designer and Professional Development Specialist.
Known for making math easy

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