2021 Book Club – Mathematics for Human Flourishing by Francis Su

We have decided to combine the last two Book Club sessions. The final session, discussing chapters 8 – 13 (and anything else!) will be on Wednesday, November 17, at 3:30 pm.

Join us this fall to discuss Su’s award winning book that offers and inclusive view of mathematics and its power to build virtues that help us all flourish.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Click here to register.

The book club is online via Zoom, from 3:30 – 5:00 pm, on the following dates: (NOTE: A Zoom link for each session will be emailed to participants a few days prior to each session)

The sessions are FREE for people with a BCAMT membership (you have one if you attended our conference in October) and $40 for BCTF members and $60 for non-BCTF members, which covers the cost of an annual BCAMT membership.

Oh, and did we mention that Francis Su is a keynote speaker for the Northwest 2021 conference in October?! See ww.bcamt.ca/nw2021 for more details.

From amazon…

In this profound book, written for a wide audience but especially for those disenchanted by their past experiences, an award‑winning mathematician and educator weaves parables, puzzles, and personal reflections to show how mathematics meets basic human desires—such as for play, beauty, freedom, justice, and love—and cultivates virtues essential for human flourishing. These desires and virtues, and the stories told here, reveal how mathematics is intimately tied to being human. Some lessons emerge from those who have struggled, including philosopher Simone Weil, whose own mathematical contributions were overshadowed by her brother’s, and Christopher Jackson, who discovered mathematics as an inmate in a federal prison. Christopher’s letters to the author appear throughout the book and show how this intellectual pursuit can—and must—be open to all.

Mathematics for human flourishing

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