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Interview with Alejandro Erickson, founder of Geoburst math puzzles and workshops for kids

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Geoff from geoffmobile.com interviews PhD student Alejandro Erickson, founder of the geoburst.ca Not for Profit math initiative for kids.

Alejandro talks about the mathematical puzzles and workshops / interactive shows that he passionately provides to help foster excitement of mathematics in children.

He also discusses the MathCatcher program which he is involved with, that provides curriculum and workshops to aboriginal kids to help them achieve success in math.

For more information about Geoburst, including the cool puzzles such as the “Tensegrity” shown in the video, as well as how you can invite Alejandro to give a workshop for your school, please visit his website at: geoburst.ca

Thanks again to Alejandro Erickson for the interview, and for my friend Marcus at www.marcusebarnes.com/ for putting us in contact and suggesting the topic.

See you next time on Geoffmobile.com

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Cheers,
Geoff

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Technical notes:
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9V
Audio: Lapel mic plugged into Zoom H1.
Edited with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 on a Windows 7 Dell PC (Intel i7 and USB 3.0 for a faster workflow).

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One Response to “Interview with Alejandro Erickson, founder of Geoburst math puzzles and workshops for kids”

  1. Hi, Geoff,

    Thank you for this very nice interview. For those who are interested, here’s the URL for the Math Catcher project that Alejandro mentions in the interview:

    http://mathcatcher.irmacs.sfu.ca/

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