Learning To Love Math, When Work Doesn’t Love You Back

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Students and professor in math class
Mathematics professor Shubhangi Stalder addresses students in her corequisite entry level algebra class at UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha. The course combines remedial math and a college level course into one and promises to help students finish their basic math requirements in a single semester as opposed to spreading them across an entire year. Rich Kremer/WPR

A mathematician helps us strategize about feeling more comfortable with numbers and figures — and how to help kids with feeling great about math as well. And then we discuss some of the dark sides of an unhealthy relationship with your job, and what you can do about it.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Eugenia Cheng Guest
  • Sarah Jaffe Guest
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director