Deep Dive: Is Math Important?

Math is not just the language of numbers. It is also not just a subject for school children. What math, if any is important for adults? Where does America stand in the world in math and how can we improve? Is it the teaching? What kind of preparation do our youth need to succeed? What do we know about other kids in the world and how they perform — and why? The beauty of understanding math lies with how we frame questions and understand uncertainty. How do we treat math in our society and can we perform at a high level?

Festival: Aspen Ideas 2015

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