Episode 25: Monica Geist Ph.D. – Math with a Laugh
In this episode, Alex and Monica talk about…
- Monica’s backstory growing up in Boulder
- How much of life is predicated on written mathematical proofs
- COVID-19 has changed the experience for students and teachers
- Zoom has changed the game for interactive teaching online
- The immediate future of teaching during the pandemic
- People are unique and everyone learns in different ways
- We will never go back to how we did things before
- Monica’s proclivity toward teaching has impacted Alex’s life
- Sometimes Alex uses words that he doesn’t understand
- Alex and Monica throw around some old stories
- Just keep breathing when you face math problems in life
Links to resources:
Difficult Story Problems:
Q: Why was the mathematician late to work?
A: He took the rhombus.
Q: What did the mathematician say when she lost her protractor?
A: Where’s my protractor?
Q: Why was the fraction apprehensive about marrying the decimal?
A: Because he would have to convert.
Q: Why do plants hate math?
A: It gives them square roots.
Q: Why was the math book depressed?
A: It had a lot of problems.
Monica Geist Ph.D.: Monica.Geist@frontrange.edu
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