Tom Fernsler

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    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:Dr. 13
    • Organization:University of Delaware
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      Summary of expertise:
      Dr. 13, also known as Thomas Fernsler, a math specialist at the University of Delaware, has a long-term relationship with the number 13. He has extensively studied the number and its affiliation with the "spooky" date on the calendar and is a treasure trove of interesting facts about it. I know more than probably anybody really wants to know about it, Fernsler says. His fascination with 13 translates into a teaching tool for kids when he visits elementary and middle school classrooms and shows students how math can be used to look for patterns and coincidences.
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      Has been featured on CBS Radio,, National Geographic, New York Daily News, MedStar Television and various other outlets.

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