Higher Ed: Math vs. Arithmetic

Jun 26, 2016

Arithmetic is just a fancy word for Math, right? Actually, they mean two different things. In this episode of KUT's podcast "Higher Ed," Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger and KUT's Jennifer Stayton explain what "arithmetic" means; what "math" means; and why it matters to our learning and lives.


You've heard us say a lot on "Higher Ed' that Ed is a math guy. Listen to this episode to find out what it means to be a "math" guy (compared to an "arithmetic" guy). Ed and Jennifer also discuss whether you have to be born good at math, or whether math prowess can be taught. Test that prowess with a stab at the new puzzler; you'll actually need arithmetic and math to think this one through.

This episode was recorded May 16, 2016.

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