# Interests

## The Map of Mathematics

The entire field of mathematics summarised in a single map! This shows how pure mathematics and applied mathematics relate to each other and all of the sub-topics they are made from.

Can you find some errors on the map?

## What is the Zeno's Dichotomy Paradox?

Can you ever travel from one place to another? Ancient Greek philosopher Zeno of Elea gave a convincing argument that all motion is impossible - but where's the flaw in his logic? Colm Kelleher illustrates how to resolve Zeno's Dichotomy Paradox.

Video is available here: https://www.ted.com/talks/colm_kelleher_what_is_zeno_s_dichotomy_paradox#t-20320

## The Infinite Hotel Paradox

The Infinite Hotel, a thought experiment created by German mathematician David Hilbert, is a hotel with an infinite number of rooms. Easy to comprehend, right? Wrong. What if it's completely booked but one person wants to check in? What about 40? Or an infinitely full bus of people? Jeff Dekofsky solves these heady lodging issues using Hilbert's paradox.

## 40 Cheesy Math Jokes

There are an infinite number of ways to make math class fun! Why not start your class with some of these cheesy math jokes? You’ll have your students cracking up and ready to use their math brains.

40 Cheesy Math Jokes That’ll Make “Sum” of Your Students LOL: https://www.weareteachers.com/math-jokes/

## What’s Going On in This Graph?

Grades 7–12+ students in math, science, English, and social studies answer the following questions about timely graphs in which they can see themselves:

What do you notice?
What do you wonder?
What’s the story this graph is telling? Write a catchy headline that captures the main idea.

Schedule for most weeks during the school year:

## TED Talks - Teach statistics before calculus!

Someone always asks the math teacher, "Am I going to use calculus in real life?" And for most of us, says Arthur Benjamin, the answer is no. He offers a bold proposal on how to make math education relevant in the digital age.

## Danielle Feinberg: The magic ingredient that brings Pixar movies to life

Danielle Feinberg, Pixar's director of photography, creates stories with soul and wonder using math, science and code. Go behind the scenes of Finding Nemo, Toy Story, Brave, WALL-E and more, and discover how Pixar interweaves art and science to create fantastic worlds where the things you imagine can become real. This talk comes from the PBS special "TED Talks: Science & Wonder."

## Online Courses for Teachers

The Academy is a platform where you can learn about innovation in the school and classroom through online professional development courses for teachers in primary and secondary schools.

## The Best Websites for Teaching and Learning Math

Recently in WeAreTeachers HELPLINE group on Facebook, the conversation turned to the best math websites for teaching and learning math. What a treasure trove! We’ve gathered all the links and included a short description of each math website, along with a grade level recommendation and the cost, if any. Our list covers grades K–12 and is full of resources, games, freebies, and innovative programs.