Kareem Carr Explains Why 2+2=5

Kareem CarrPhD student Kareem Carr’s productive Twitter dialogue about the abstract nature of mathematics was recently  profiled by Popular Mechanics in an article entitled “Why Some People Think 2+2=5…and why they’re right.”

After seeing the impact of both the online dialogue and the recent article, Carr’s “hope is that you understand the flexible relationship between our mathematical systems, our perceptions of the world, and the symbolic manipulations we use to reason about reality. We are not passive observers.”