Posts Tagged ‘TED’

Sir Ken Robinson – Changing Education Paradigms

I fondly remember the first time I heard this talk by Sir Ken Robinson. It was in late 2010 and I had just started teaching in an open-plan learning space. My colleague, Adrian shared this and some of Sir Ken Robinson’s other TED talks. I was instantly inspired by Sir Ken Robinson’s passion and ideas. Suddenly, my eyes were opened to the need for a change in the way we educate.

TED Talk – Why I fell in love with monster prime numbers

As of 25 January 2013, the largest prime number was 2 to the power of 57,885,161 minus 1 as discovered by Dr Curtis Cooper. This number would be 17,425,170 digits long! Unbelievable!

I love the passion in which Adam speaks of prime numbers. I can’t believe how much maths can be explored whilst learning about prime numbers. I definitely would like to do more of this with my students.

“Numbers are the musical notes of which the symphony of the universe is written.” – Adam Spencer