Mathematicians and math educators often hear the phrase “I can’t do math”. Why is that? People often have the essential skills required to do mathematics - logic, the capacity to break down ideas, and rational thought. But in many education systems today, many of us convince ourselves that math is beyond our capabilities. In this talk, I explore why that is.
This talk was held at the Park City Math Institute’s 2019 Ignite talks at the PCMI summer school.