Mathematician's Lament How School Cheats Us Out of Our Most Fascinating and Imaginative Art Form

ISBN-10: 1934137170
ISBN-13: 9781934137178
Edition: 2009
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Description: ldquo;One of the best critiques of current mathematics education I have ever seen.rdquo;-Keith Devlin, math columnist on NPRrsquo;s Morning EditionA brilliant research mathematician who has devoted his career to teaching kids reveals math to be  More...

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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press
Publication date: 4/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

ldquo;One of the best critiques of current mathematics education I have ever seen.rdquo;-Keith Devlin, math columnist on NPRrsquo;s Morning EditionA brilliant research mathematician who has devoted his career to teaching kids reveals math to be creative and beautiful and rejects standard anxiety-producing teaching methods. Witty and accessible, Paul Lockhartrsquo;s controversial approach will provoke spirited debate among educators and parents alike and it will alter the way we think about math forever.Paul Lockhart, PhD , has taught mathematics at Brown University and UC Santa Cruz. Since 2000, he has dedicated himself to K-12 level students at St. Annrsquo;s School in Brooklyn, New York.

Born in England in 1947 and living in America since 1987, Keith Devlin has written more than 20 books and numerous research articles on various elements of mathematics. From 1983 to 1989, he wrote a column on for the Manchester (England) Guardian. The collected columns are published in All the Math That's Fit to Print (1994) and cover a wide range of topics from calculating travel expenses to calculating pi. His book Logic and Information (1991) is an introduction to situation theory and situation semantics for mathematicians. Co-author of the PBS Nova episode "A Mathematical Mystery Tour," he is also the author of Devlin's Angle, a column on the Mathematical Association of America's electronic journal. Devlin lives in California, where he is dean of the school of science at Saint Mary's College in Morgana. He is currently studying the use of mathematics to analyze communication and information flow in the workplace.

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