by Alejandro Torres Frías

Enjoy very much this great video of Arthur Benjamin, a “mathemagician” at a Ted Conference.  Great fun and funny stuff.

Arthur Benjamin makes numbers dance. In his day job, he’s a professor of math at Harvey Mudd College; in his other day job, he’s a “Mathemagician,” taking the stage in his tuxedo to perform high-speed mental calculations, memorizations and other astounding math stunts. It’s part of his drive to teach math and mental agility in interesting ways, following (more…)

by Alejandro Torres Frías

Throughout this blog, I’ll be also sharing video insights from some of the world’s greatest thinkers and doers who gather yearly at the TED Conference.  You’ll be inspired and thrilled to watch and listen to these great minds, who are always on the front of innovation on different fields.

This talk reflects the clear weakness educational systems around the world have when it comes down to fostering, nurturing and pushing creativity on students.  This video is a great inspirational example of the type of thinking we need to bring about concerning education and creativity.  Do you think schools kill creativity?  What can we do to improve this aspect of education?  Tell us on the comments section.