Pi of Life is Sunil Singh’s tribute to mathematics that reads both as a love letter and a stirring call to action. It will challenge you on the status quo of education, and inspire you with an alternative vision of how mathematics can be experienced.
Sunil is a truly gifted writer. His mesmerising style is matched only by an unfiltered passion for mathematics that rifles through the book. Only Sunil can weave together pop culture references with rich concepts to bring clarity and joy to mathematics. Each chapter explores mathematics through a different lens of humanity. Sunil leaves everything on the pages of Pi of Life, reflecting on his own trials and tribulations as a math educator. It is a story of triumph over adversity that lifts the veil on mathematics as a source of happiness and fulfilment.
Pi of Life will resonate with every ounce of your soul, placing it in the realm of Hardy’s Apology and Lockhart’s Lament. Sunil offers enlightenment and love at a time when math education is bitterly embroiled in futile debates that deprive students of their right to enjoy and excel in mathematics.
As a mathematician, I am grateful for Sunil’s tribute to my subject and as an educator, I am compelled to share his message far and wide. Pi of Life is the awakening math education has been waiting for.
About the reviewer: Junaid Mubeen (PhD Oxford) is a a mathematician turned educator. He is the Director of Education at Whizz Education where he directs strategy and innovation.
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