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The Dress is Blue: Mathematics, Teaching and the Viral Meme Movement

Posted in Science & Technology
Jan 22, 2020

"The dress" was a widely shared Internet meme in 2015.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics hosts this accessible talk on Internet memes and mathematics by Nat Banting, lecturer in the USask College of Education.

Wednesday, Jan. 22
7 pm
106 Biology Building, 112 Science Pl.

Free and open to the public


This public lecture hosted by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics examines how the same principles that contribute to the widespread public fascination with viral mathematics memes hold pedagogical power.

The mathematics involved in this talk is recreational in nature and accessible to a wide range of interests and abilities.

Nat Banting is a mathematics teacher and faculty lecturer in the College of Education’s Department of Curriculum Studies. He is the recipient of the 2019 Margaret Sinclair Memorial Award recognizing innovation and excellence in Canadian mathematics education, as well as the first Canadian recipient of the Rosenthal Prize from the National Museum of Mathematics in New York.


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