Math Suks? Odd Socks?? What’s going on???
There’s a mathematician on this episode of The Good Work Hour! Japheth Wood joins co-hosts Terri and Hélène to discuss the relevance of math in our lives, how math impacts our thinking, and the ways the programs he’s involved with align with the work of Just Transition. Japheth is a mathematician who is engaged in the mathematical education of students at many levels. He is a Continuing Associate Professor of Mathematics at Bard College with responsibilities in the Math Department and in Quantitative Literacy. Japheth has also taught with the Bard Prison Initiative at the Eastern Correctional Facility in Napanoch. He directs the Bard Math Circle, whose focus is on middle school mathematics in the Mid-Hudson region. In addition to our fun conversation, get ready to hear songs you have probably never heard before and see if you can solve a math problem about red and blue socks!