Math Pronunciations

As most of us are well aware, mathematics is a global activity.  As such, the terminology that we use often has regional ties, making pronunciations difficult.  I remember one professor in college who was so angry at me for mispronouncing the term “affine” that he almost kicked me out of the class.  (That’s not even a tough one!)  How about “Bolyai” or “platykurtic”?  As a teacher, I cannot even begin to tell you the number of times the name “Euler” has been mispronounced.

Enter the University of Wisconsin.  They have created an online Mathematics Pronunciation Guide to help us with all of our difficulties.  Thanks to them, we can all sound a lot smarter!  Click here to begin the journey.

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