Dave Richeson, author of Euler’s Gem, was interviewed on the Wild about Math! podcast this weekend.
Here is what interviewer Sol Lederman says about the program, “Professor Dave Richeson is one of the most exuberant math people I’ve gotten to know but I didn’t know how exuberant he was until I interviewed him. He’s also involved in a bunch of neat projects. It was one of these projects, documented in Dave Richeson’s blog article, How I teach topology: an inquiry-based learning approach, that caught my attention since I have a real passion for collaborative learning….Richeson is a mathematician, math professor, and math blogger. He loves topology and geometry among other things. He’s taught inquiry-based math which engages students to the n-th degree, he wrote a book for Princeton University Press “Euler’s Gem,” about Euler’s polyhedron formula, he’s working on a new book about four classic construction problems, and he’s finishing up an article “Who first proved that C/d is a constant?” We discuss all these things on this podcast.”
The Polyhedron Formula and the Birth of Topology
David S. Richeson
Winner of the 2010 Euler Book Prize, Mathematical Association of America
One of CHOICE Magazine’s Outstanding Academic Titles, 2009