Interview with Dr. Brian Kernighan, Professor at Princeton University, on “Methodology for Strengthening Arithmetic Abilities”

  • 2024.2.17
  • 2024.2.17
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Emotional Link LLC has released an interview article with Professor Brian Kernighan, Princeton University, on “Methodology for Strengthening Arithmetic Abilities”. The article, specifically targeting business professionals and students aspiring entrepreneurs who struggle with arithmetic, delves into the mindset of individuals proficient with arithmetic and explores methods for improving arithmetic skills based on this mindset.

In the article, Dr. Kernighan states that “Mathematics” is highly complex and advanced, yet it is not frequently used in daily life; what is commonly used is “Simple Arithmetic” learned in elementary school. He also emphasized that improving arithmetic skills even as an adult is not difficult, and it can be achieved by simply repeating basic calculations in everyday life. Specifically, it is important to cultivate habits such as “not obsessing precise numbers,” “not confusing units,” and “paying attention to numerical values and shapes in graphs.”

This interview article is a must-read for business professionals and students who aim to overcome their discomfort with arithmetic and inspire confidence towards achieving success in business.

Brian Kernighan is a professor at Princeton University. He received a PhD in electrical engineering from Princeton in 1969. He joined the Computer Science department at Princeton in 2000, after many years at Bell Labs. He is a co-creator of several programming languages, including AWK and AMPL, and of a number of tools for document preparation. He is the co-author of a dozen books and some technical papers, holds 5 patents, and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His research areas include programming languages and software tools. He has also written several books on technology for non-technical audiences.

The interview article is available here:
Being good at “simple arithmetic” would be a great strength in a field of business