Best of Higher Ed: Counting on Numbers
This summer, KUT is revisiting episodes of the podcast "Higher Ed." This episode was originally posted on March 29, 2015.
Each week, KUT's Jennifer Stayton talks with Dr. Ed Burger, President of Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, about higher education, lifelong learning, and exercising the brain. This week, Ed and Jennifer talk about a subject that we think we understand - numbers. But the concept of a number is really pretty nuanced. And humans aren't the only species that uses the concept of numbers. Listen on to find out more.
Think about it - what is a number, really? What does the concept of "four" or a "million" of something actually mean? That's enough to chew on for this week, so there's no math puzzler. Think of this whole episode as one big math puzzler on its own!
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