Why people say "I can't do math"


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.

Jul 16, 2019 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM
Park City Math Institute

This talk was held at the Park City Math Institute’s 2019 Ignite talks at the PCMI summer school.

Karan Srivastava
Karan Srivastava
PhD Student, Mathematics

My research interests include algebraic geometry, number theory, and machine learning