
Re: How would YOU simplify arithmetic?
Posted:
Jun 25, 2012 1:41 PM



Yes, but Jonathan's version this time is different. Whereas before he was looking for tricks (like some that announce a "better" multiplication algorithm, or a "better" postulate for area) he is going right to the quick. How do you make arithmetic simpler? Or how about, how do you make music simpler? How can you make anything that is understood by scores of people, simpler, so that it can be understood by the scores that don't? I don't think you can. I think the question itself is a contradiction.
Bob Hansen
On Jun 25, 2012, at 8:46 AM, Haim wrote:
> The very idea that ten irregular names in the entire structure of numbers in the entire edifice of mathematics, is a stumbling block of any kind, let alone a warrant for revolutionizing math education, should be enough to disqualify its proponents from polite intellectual company.

