Kottke recently linked to the first post in a series of articles meant to “give you a better feeling for what math is all about.”
I am a big proponent of this type of informal education and must share a related effort called The School of Mathematics. It’s a free, ongoing workshop that meets in a Brooklyn studio on Saturdays. From the most recent email announcement:
We will discuss probability: either its origins (what does it even
mean?) or its applications (game theory).
Meeting at 11am, bagels at 10:45.