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Listen to Lockhart

Writing for Business Insider, Andy Kiersz recommends that "anyone who has any interest in math and math education" read Paul Lockhart's "A Mathematician's Lament."

Kiersz summarizes some high points of Lockhart's "classic polemic," and reiterates what's regrettable about the current state of mathematics education:

Mathematics is unique among human endeavors because it combines our most 'right brained' creative, abstract, imaginative instincts with our most 'left brained' logical, evidence based, focused instincts. Math is about making a poetry out of pure reason and about abstractions based on seeing patterns in our world, and it is very sad that so few people ever get to experience this.

Read the essay.

Start Date: 
Tuesday, November 4, 2014