Having the boys watch a Brian Greene video

This talk by Brian Greene was recommended to me by my friend Amy after she saw some of the 4-dimensional work we were doing last week. I was out the door really early today so I didn’t have a chance to work with the boys. Instead I had the boys watch the video and we talked about their ideas tonight.

Here’s the link to Greene’s talk:

Brian Greene’s talk on String Theory

Here’s my older son talking about what he saw:

And here’s my younger son’s thoughts:

Listening to them talk with interest about string theory really reinforces the idea that I first heard from Ed Frenkel – other science subjects do a much better job explaining their ideas to the public than math does. Makes me want to keep working to explain many more math ideas to kids!