Math vs. Mathematics

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Accepted Session
Short Form
Beginner
Scheduled: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 from 2:30 – 3:15pm in B302/303

Excerpt

Most people got through their high school math classes by memorizing nonsensical statements and regurgitating them on command. If you came out of that class hating math, no one would blame you, especially not a mathematician. However, that class didn't teach Intro to Algebra, it taught Intermediate Following Instructions.

Description

This talk is about Mathematics, which can be explored like science, created like art, or implemented to make faster, stronger, or more precise tools. I want to show you puzzles, great masterpieces, and curiosities of Mathematics.
We will go sight seeing in the theory of Mathematics. We will not learn tricks to help you be a human calculator, you have a computer to compute for you. We’re going to learn some theory that will make you better than the computer, and more importantly a better programmer.

Mathematics can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be painful.

Tags

mathematics

Speaking experience

Georgia Reh has minimal speaking experience. Jenner Hanni gave a grad seminar talk at Portland State, presented brief successful innovation grant proposal, and gave two-hour interactive electronics and soldering workshops for high school kids with FIRST Robotics.

Speakers

  • Jenner Hanni

    Astronics Max-Viz

    Biography

    Jenner Hanni is an electrical engineer and open hardware hacker living near Portland, Oregon. He designed the hardware and software for blended infrared and visible aircraft cameras with Astronics Max-Viz, and now he helps people get their purple printed circuit boards at OSHPark.

    Sessions

      • Title: Open Hardware from Breadboard to PCB
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: B302/303
      • Time: 4:455:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        So you’ve built a breadboard circuit with wires everywhere. What’s next? A printed circuit board! I’ll talk about your open hardware development options through the lens of my recent project turning a breadboard prototype into a finished Arduino shield for a curing oven at Portland State.

      • Speakers: Jenner Hanni
      • Title: Math vs. Mathematics
      • Track: Chemistry
      • Room: B302/303
      • Time: 2:303:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        Most people got through their high school math classes by memorizing nonsensical statements and regurgitating them on command. If you came out of that class hating math, no one would blame you, especially not a mathematician. However, that class didn’t teach Intro to Algebra, it taught Intermediate Following Instructions.

      • Speakers: Georgia Reh, Jenner Hanni
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    Biography

    Georgia Reh is a mathematician, science educator, programmer, rock climber, immediate friend of every dog she’s ever met, cheese enthusiast, probably addicted to caffeine, freakishly good at minesweeper, and professionally trained marshmallow roaster

    Sessions

      • Title: Math vs. Mathematics
      • Track: Chemistry
      • Room: B302/303
      • Time: 2:303:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        Most people got through their high school math classes by memorizing nonsensical statements and regurgitating them on command. If you came out of that class hating math, no one would blame you, especially not a mathematician. However, that class didn’t teach Intro to Algebra, it taught Intermediate Following Instructions.

      • Speakers: Georgia Reh, Jenner Hanni