Monday, October 06, 2008

Mathematics and Humor?!

Yes I'm a math geek, and this is one of my favorite Tom Lehrer songs (lip synched!)

What is weird is that I was taught 'New Math' at school, so the explanation of the sums (both in Base 10 and Base 8) make perfect sense to me. But when he explains how people used to do it, I'm lost!

2 comments:

Gregarius said...

Back in college, Paul and I played this song over and over in an attempt to dissect how "old math" worked. We came close, but conceptually, we never really got it.

Pete the Brit said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one!!!