Math for Life

Jeff Bennett

• General Interest / All Audiences Session

Friday, October 28, 2016: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
West 301 A (Phoenix Convention Center)

How can we solve the national debt crisis? Should you or your child take on a student loan? Is it safe to talk on a cell phone while driving? Are there viable energy alternatives to fossil fuels? What could you do with a billion dollars? Could simple policy changes reduce political polarization?

Jeff Bennett

Jeff Bennett

Jeffrey Bennett served as the first director of the program in Quantitative Reasoning and Mathematical Skills at the University of Colorado, where he developed the groundbreaking curriculum that became the basis of his well-known college textbook in mathematics (Bennett & Briggs, Using and Understanding Mathematics, Pearson) and his related book for the general public, Math for Life (Big Kid Science, 2014). He holds a PhD in astrophysics and is also the author of college textbooks in statistical reasoning, astronomy, and astrobiology, along with numerous critically acclaimed titles for the public including What is Relativity? (Columbia University Press, 2014) and A Global Warming Primer (Big Kid Science, 2016). His series of children’s books, which include Max Goes to the Moon and I, Humanity, recently became the first selections for NASA’s Story Time From Space program, in which books are launched to the International Space Station and read aloud by astronauts from orbit.

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