
Re: NonEuclidean Arithmetic
Posted:
Sep 9, 2012 8:53 PM


On Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 7:51 PM, Robert Hansen <bob@rsccore.com> wrote: > > On Sep 9, 2012, at 3:13 PM, Paul Tanner <upprho@gmail.com> wrote: > > Or are you now of the position that all those mathematicians who don't > know how to each kids but who like you have had a problem with reform > mathematics education at that level of teaching kids and therefore > spoke up about it  and not only have you have agreed with them you > are glad they spoke up  should have shut up and should forever stay > shut up on this issue and other such issues? > > > > I am of the position that Devlin knows neither mathematics nor the teaching > thereof. Devlin is a populist writer. > > Bob Hansen
And you, with your mere undergraduate physics degree, having taking much, much less math than even one with a mere undergraduate math degree like myself, know more mathematics than Devlin, a PhD in mathematics, with all these accomplishments?
http://www.stanford.edu/~kdevlin/
Quote:
"Dr. Keith Devlin is a cofounder and Executive Director of the university's HSTAR institute, a cofounder of the Stanford Media X research network, and a Senior Researcher at CSLI. He is a World Economic Forum Fellow and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His current research is focused on the use of different media to teach and communicate mathematics to diverse audiences. He also works on the design of information/reasoning systems for intelligence analysis. Other research interests include: theory of information, models of reasoning, applications of mathematical techniques in the study of communication, and mathematical cognition. He has written 32 books and over 80 published research articles. Recipient of the Pythagoras Prize, the Peano Prize, the Carl Sagan Award, and the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics Communications Award."
Consider:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crank_(person)

