Could this be our new Maths Rock Star?April 18, 2016
Could this be our new Maths Rock Star?
So Canada has a Prime Minister who not only understands Quantum Computers, he is really excited by the possibilities. And look at the blackboard behind him mathspiggies. That’s BIG TIME maths.
Grant Imahara (below), an engineering graduate, star of the TV show Myth Busters and more or less a Maths Rock Star himself, claims that bringing back esteem and awe for scientists and scientific studies will boost student interest in science and maths.
“We need rock stars. In the 60s astronauts were rock stars … Everyone wanted to be an astronaut” said Imahara.
(Behind America’s Decline in Math, Science and Technology, USNEWS, 13 Nov 2013)
Justin Trudeau may just fit the bill. Justin is 44 years old. He first studied English Literature, graduating with a BA. After completing his BEd he worked as a teacher in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Here is Justin in front of the blackboard. Look at the blackboard content.
It’s Middle School Maths!!!
Contrary to the general belief that Bachelor of Arts students don’t get maths, Justin went back to university and studied engineering. Then he tackled a Master’s Degree in Environmental Geography. He used his public profile to advocate for various causes and acted in the 2007 TV miniseries The Great War. He was elected to the House of Commons in 2008 and won the elections as leader of the Liberal Party in 2015, becoming Canada’s second youngest Prime Minister ever.
So Justin Trudeau really puts the GLAM in GEEK. He is a well-read actor, environmentalist, maths-geek Prime Minister. And a boxer too. We could do with a few more poiticians like him!!!
Then, maybe, all elections could be settled like this in the future!! Ha!