**Math has a bad reputation, we all know, but as many mathematicians have come to TEDx stages to say, it’s not as scary as you think. Below, three talks about math for even the most math averse.**

**Faster than a calculator | Arthur Benjamin | TEDxOxford**

“Mathemagician” Arthur Benjamin shows some dazzling math skill at TEDxOxford. The professor and mathematician wants you to know that math doesn’t have to be boring, and his enthusiasm for the subject certainly is not.

**Mathematics and sex | Clio Cresswell | TEDxSydney**

At TEDxSydney, Clio Cresswell looks at the mathematics of hormones, biology, sex and its impact on brain processes.

**An equation for intelligence | Alex Wissner-Gross | TEDxBeaconStreet**

Alex Wissner-Gross has spent a lot of time searching for an equation to model intelligence. Has he found one? Watch to find out.

A great concept for educators to consider when addressing the intellectual development of children brought up in poverty (restrictive environments with limited opportunities in their future).