Isaac Newton. Albert Einstein. Andrew Grothendieck. Even people who aren’t scientists have heard the first two names, but Grothendieck isn’t a big star outside a small, academic circle. Only true math fans and other academics will instantly recognize Grothendieck’s name, but he’s one of the brightest stars of the mathematics world. By studying his ideas and his approach to math, anyone can learn how to have fun with numbers.
Math doesn’t have to be a mysterious, confusing science when it’s approached in a casual, straightforward manner. Fun With Numbers, a blog dedicated to all things math and it’s master Andrew Grothendieck, attempts to do just that for people on all skill levels. Math isn’t just a mandatory school subject that sticks with most people for twelve years; it’s a science that’s applied daily. Math is used to provide hot water from the kitchen faucet, to create the homeowner’s insurance policy which protects the assets of hard-working professionals, to add interest to money that’s being saved in the bank.
Math doesn’t exist in problems on a page alone. It comes alive every single day, and Fun With Numbers shows people how to approach it and used it in a fun, straightforward way. Having a better understanding of math makes numbers friends instead of enemies, turning the subject into something to be enjoyed rather than something to shy away from. Having strong math skills is like knowing a universal language. Everywhere in the world, math and numbers are always the same-and there’s something very comforting about that.
Fun With Numbers makes math feel like entertainment instead of a chore. Learn how to use math as recreation, as competition, as a way to figure out the best financial investments. When using daily math is a little bit easier, all those problems seem a little bit more fun.