On Thu, 20 Apr 1995, Ted Alper wrote> > Clearly one wants to give students a sense of modern applications. > But the essential core of mathematics is actually pretty ancient. > (That doesn't need to be so horrible, does it? Isn't there a thrill > in being part of an ancient tradition, imparting the distilled wisdom > of generations long past to the next generation? Is there no romance > at all in seeing a child wrestle with a concept the Greeks wrestled > with over two millenia ago?) > > Ted Alper > firstname.lastname@example.org
I agree, and I think that anyone who doesn't see it as such is not only missing out himself (or herself) but is also doing doing a great disservice to his (or her) students.