What Knitting Can Teach You About Math

An article from Smithsonian Magazine

"One snowy January day, I asked a classroom of college students to tell me the first word that came to mind when they thought about mathematics. The top two words were 'calculation' and 'equation.'

When I asked a room of professional mathematicians the same question, neither of those words were mentioned; instead, they offered phrases like 'critical thinking' and 'problem-solving.' "

— Sara Jensen, Smithsonian Magazine

In this professor’s class, there are no calculators. Instead, students learn advanced math by drawing pictures, playing with beach balls—and knitting!