Posted by: **Dave Richeson** | April 18, 2009

## Arthur Benjamin: Lightning Calculation and Other “Mathemagic”

I’m continuing to enjoy watching mathematics videos online. This week I saw a few math-related TED talks pop up in my news reader and enjoyed watching them:

In case you do not know what TED is, here’s a description from their website:

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader. The annual conference now brings together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes).

I discovered that it is now possible to embed TED talks on WordPress blogs. So, I thought I should post one too. This is a talk Arthur Benjamin gave in February 2005 titled, “Lightning Calculation and Other ‘Mathemagic.'”

By the way, here is a link to the TED talks tagged math.

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Just thought you might be interested in a collection of TED talks for STEM disciplines that I put up last year: http://teachingcollegemath.com/?p=361

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Maria H. Andersenon April 19, 2009at 11:36 am

Great, thanks for the link!

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Dave Richesonon April 19, 2009at 1:35 pm