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Are there any mathematics audio books or other audio sources for learning mathematics. I ask this because I make about 1 hour from my house to the school and staring at a screen on the car makes me dizzy. I know about podcasts and stuff but those don't really teach you math, they talk about math news and mathematicians.

I ask this because many topics can be understood just by giving it a lot of thought and don't necessarily require pen and paper.


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I'm interested in this myself: I've always thought about how much I could be learning when driving. – Andrew Salmon Apr 2 '13 at 4:07
I really hope you don't intend to drive and listen mathematics with headphones or stuff...and even less in Mexico City! – DonAntonio Apr 2 '13 at 4:07
@AndrewSalmon, perhaps not that much if you're involved in an accident. Anything that takes attention away from the street is usually very dangerous for a driver...and for other drivers, and walkers and... – DonAntonio Apr 2 '13 at 4:08
@DonAntonio Well, maybe I can listen to them in my sleep, like in Fahrenheit 451. – Andrew Salmon Apr 2 '13 at 4:13
It is a good question for commuters using mass transit! (Personally, I cannot read in a moving vehicle, if I don't want to get sick!!) – amWhy Apr 2 '13 at 4:15
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My suggestion would be to narrow down topics you would like to learn and find YouTube videos of them, then download those YouTube videos listen to them during your commute. I have a daily two hour bus commute and use youtube video's audio to reinforce topics i'm learning at school.

For example: Lets say you want to review calculus, listen to this video on repeat for an hour (its 20 minutes long so you could get through it 3 times!)

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I can't really point to a source, but I find the question quite relevant, as audiobooks of mathematic subject can be important also for blind people.

Learnoutloud has a repository of audiobooks and podcast about math and statistics, and related novels as well. Nevertheless it seems to offer no advanced math repository.

PapersOutLoud may be a good project.

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I agree with papers out loud being a good Project. Learn out loud however, doesn't have a lot of stuff on math. – Carry on Smiling Apr 3 '13 at 2:50
Half of what is on the website on "Math" is just novels. And the real courses only cover really basic stuff. – Carry on Smiling Apr 3 '13 at 3:08
Yep, it seems that they spent much effort for braille book more than for audiobook. There is, probably, a reason. Anyhow that's what I found... – gvdr Apr 3 '13 at 9:34
+1 for PapersOutLoud – guillefix Jul 10 '15 at 11:04

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