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Japheth Wood

Creating a Math Enrichment Culture in the Hudson Valley

PRESENTED ON JUN 05, 2014
IN GARRISON @ VOL 6

Japheth Wood speaks about the importance of math education for children of all ages. He wants to change the image of math as difficult and scary. He shows how games and projects can make math an enjoyable and useful topic. 

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Rebranding Math

BY RICHARD CEREZO
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 11, 2012

Richard Cerezo loves math, and this has led him to produce PR and videography for math related events at his university. His goal? To give math a public face. In his presentation, he compares the types of mathematicians portrayed by the media vs. the actual mathematicians he deals with in real life. (in English)

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Math: What Have We Learned?

BY BRENNAN STEHLING
@ VOL 13 ON FEB 28, 2013

Brennan Stehling talks about the evolution of human learning and education, from ancient Babylon, through Greek philosophies, into modern day thought processes and scientific exploration. He questions how education functions in our society today, and asks what modern maths and sciences will lead to in the future.

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Origami Math Genius (OMG)

BY BIJIAN FAN
@ VOL 10 ON JAN 30, 2014

Following a scientific career, BiJian Fan moved on to visual art. He integrated science and art in his creative practice. He developed OMG as a curriculum for integrating art and science in education. 

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Changing Society’s View about Math

BY KELLEY JOHNSON
@ VOL 16 ON APR 08, 2015

In this presentation Kelley Johnson, a mathematician, begins to share a more nuanced perspective of math and its rich, diverse history and beauty to change soms of the negative connotation of math.

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Learning to Love Your Obsessions

BY BRIGETTE BORDERS
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

Brigette Borders is an artist, designer, educator, and a producer at Google. She loves geometry. 

Her artistic and architecural studies allowed her to overcome some (but not all!) of her obsessive compulsive behaviors, through encaustic painting and pattern making. 

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Growing Healthy Kids in Hudson Valley Schools

BY AVA BYNUM
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 16, 2015

Ava Bynum, director of Hudson Valley Seed, talks about the work her organization is doing to get kids growing healthy fruits and vegetables as part of the school curriculum.

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Educating with Food in the Hudson Valley

BY LAUREN MAPLES
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

"Teaching kids about food is a way to teach them about everything."

In Educating with Food in the Hudson Valley at PechaKucha Night New York Vol.16Lauren Maples walks us through the importance and strength of a sustainable, natural, and health-conscious education. While teaching yoga and dance in public schools, she developed the Bija approach - which strives to create a fulfilling and engaging educational experience. 

Lauren has danced with internationally acclaimed ballet companies including San Francisco Ballet and New York City Ballet, and holds a BA from New School. 

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Concept of Dimension

BY MOIRA CHAS
@ VOL 15 ON MAR 11, 2016

Moira Chas describes the life of Mary Everest and her impact on the world of math and physics. She further explores the life of her daughters and the importance of women in math and science.

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3D shadows of 4D art

BY HENRY SEGERMAN
@ VOL 3 ON APR 02, 2019

Mathematics and Art might seem to be about as different as two disciplines can be. But they share an affinity for fictional worlds: both mathematicians and artists are permitted to ask "What if" questions, that aren't required to have anything to do with the real world. I'll try to explain a sculpture based on one of these questions: "What if space had more than three dimensions?"