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After Math

Philosophy Podcasts

Have you ever wondered, “Why Math”? After Math is a podcast about the lives and perspectives of math people. These are people who experience life, culture and careers looking through the lens of a shared love of mathematics. After Math explores the reality between what you think math is, and what it really is.

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United States

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Have you ever wondered, “Why Math”? After Math is a podcast about the lives and perspectives of math people. These are people who experience life, culture and careers looking through the lens of a shared love of mathematics. After Math explores the reality between what you think math is, and what it really is.

Language:

English


Episodes

Many Right Answers

4/14/2023
Sarah and Ifaz do math on the air in this episode to illustrate how some math problems can have many solutions, each with their own strengths. The conversation also delves into the relationship between techniques and solutions as they discuss whether they would be able to come up with the solutions if they hadn't seen the techniques before. Disclaimer: Some of the solutions discussed aren't exactly correct, but can be adapted to correct solutions. CONNECT WITH Sarah and Ifaz Website: after-math.ca Email: hello@after-math.ca Social Media: Twitter - @after_math_cast Instagram - @after_math_cast Facebook @aftermathcast

Duration:00:20:03

Letting Math Influence You

3/14/2023
Sometimes the best way to get into a community is to build your own. In this episode, co-hosts Sarah and Ifaz talk with Jenna Race about her struggles to find other people who think Math is cool and ending up on Math Twitter. The conversation ranges from discovering college algebra, finding out about other math communities, arranging Pi Days at work and the dark sides of online life, all while dispelling myths about slide rules and log books. Guest Jenna Race Jennifer 'Jenna' Race is a future mathematician from White Bear Lake, MN. Her interest in math started early on but mental health and family issues interfered with her pursuing an education in math until her 30s. She currently studies at Century College as a first-generation nontraditional student. When she's not studying math or trying to change the world, she drinks coffee, eats Puerto Rican food, and watches Star Trek. Jenna's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mrs_Meowmerz Jenna's Blog Post: https://www.mathvalues.org/masterblog/m-is-the-loneliest-letter-in-stem-until-its-not CONNECT WITH Sarah and Ifaz Website: after-math.ca Email: hello@after-math.ca Social Media: Twitter - @after_math_cast Instagram - @after_math_cast Facebook @aftermathcast

Duration:00:23:31

Teaching the ABC's of the One, Two, Threes

5/9/2022
We've heard before in many sectors and areas of expertise.. if you can't do, teach! Although that might be true is certain professions, that can't be said for math. To teach math, you have to know the material and know it well. In this episode of After Math, co-hosts Sarah and Ifaz talk about teaching math with Vincent Chan, a researcher turned teacher who shares important math skills with his own children and others. This is a great episode for Moms and Dads struggling to make math add up for their kids. Guest Vincent Chan Vincent completed a Bachelor's of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo (2009), double majoring in pure mathematics and applied mathematics, before staying on to complete a Masters of Mathematics in pure math (2010), then went to UBC for his PhD (2014). He has taught at both UBC and U of C. Since then he's become a K-12 math teacher at Renert School. In his free time, he coaches students in competition math and has volunteered with the math outreach team at U of C. He's worked with extremely strong students in both Calgary and Edmonton to further their passion in math. In 2018, he was named one of the coaches for Team Canada in the International Math Olympiad held in Romania. Renert School Website Facebook account for Renert School https://www.facebook.com/renertschool Some of Vincent's favourite math puzzles CONNECT WITH Sarah and Ifaz Website: after-math.ca Email: hello@after-math.ca Social Media: Twitter - @after_math_cast Instagram - @after_math_cast Facebook @aftermathcast

Duration:00:23:17

Math in Movies

4/25/2022
It’s the critical point in so many movies. The astroid is going to crash into the earth, what is the precise trajectory for us to blow it up before it hits? We’re stranded on a desert island, what is the certainty that rescue crews might find us? What is the exact speed and positioning of that runaway train? But the math we see in movies, is it really math? And is the math used in an entertaining way? Sarah and Ifaz dig into several blockbuster movies and reveal their calculations CONNECT WITH Sarah and Ifaz Website: after-math.ca Email: hello@after-math.ca Social Media: Twitter - @after_math_cast Instagram - @after_math_cast Facebook @aftermathcast

Duration:00:26:32

"Where Did All the Girls Go?"

4/11/2022
We've come a long way in regards to gender equality. A woman is a heartbeat away from the Oval Office. Women run more Fortune 500 companies than anytime in history. But there is still so much more to do. In this episode of After Math, Co-Hosts Sarah and Ifaz look at math, careers that math leads to, and where the women are. They found that not all the numbers add up. CONNECT WITH Sarah and Ifaz Website: after-math.ca Email: hello@after-math.ca Social Media: Twitter - @after_math_cast Instagram - @after_math_cast Facebook @aftermathcast

Duration:00:30:40

Does Ethnicity impact Math skills?

3/28/2022
There are stereotypes and bias about Math skills, and like most stereotypes and bias, those are hold them are often misinformed. The co-hosts of After Math are of East and South Asian backgrounds. Both can speak first hand to the stereotypes when it comes to math skills. In this episode of After Math, Co-Hosts Ifaz and Sarah discuss the many misconceptions when it comes to Math skills, who has them, and the REAL reason that is. Links to the above article: Maclean’s, The enrolment controversy. https://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/too-asian/ https://web.archive.org/web/20131225221301/http://oncampus.macleans.ca/education/2010/11/10/too-asian/ CONNECT WITH Sarah and Ifaz Website: after-math.ca Email: hello@after-math.ca Social Media: Twitter - @after_math_cast Instagram - @after_math_cast Facebook @aftermathcast

Duration:00:21:01

What is Math?

3/1/2022
It’s a pretty logical question (or is it philosophical?). What is Math? For Ifaz, Math is the study of structures to reveal properties of themselves through creative and systematic application of logic. For Sarah, Math is the language of the Universe, a way to understand how our World works and how things relate to each in a form we can both prove and appreciate. How ironic the interpretation of what Math is – actually has more than one right answer. CONNECT WITH Sarah and Ifaz Website: after-math.ca Email: hello@after-math.ca Social Media: Twitter - @after_math_cast Instagram - @after_math_cast Facebook @aftermathcast

Duration:00:21:30