Jacob Richardson
Playing with Math
Mentor: Dr. Asia Matthews
How can we prevent math anxiety? Many people experience extreme discomfort with numerical tasks. This anxiety is partly because of how we talk about it with each other. We portray math as a subject only accessible to the elite few. I was frustrated that all the stories I saw about math failed to capture its creative spirit, so I decided to see if I could do better. For my Keystone, I wrote a short play which deals with themes of discovery, formalism, and problem-solving, harnessing theatre’s power to engage viewers and build a love for mathematics.
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