
Re: Maths pedagaogy
Posted:
Mar 18, 2013 9:06 AM


"Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz" wrote: > > In <ki4jfg$efu$1@news.cc.tut.fi>, on 03/17/2013 > at 04:21 PM, Kaba <kaba@nowhere.com> said: > > >Related, there is this effect which I call the Stockholm Syndrome > >for Mathematicians :) This happens when people read a book which > >leave large gaps in their proofs, and force the reader to fill > >them. > > That's not Stockholm Syndrome; that's teaching. Learning Mathematics > is not memorizing proofs.
In defence of Kaba: he did write "... effect which I call the Stockholm Syndrome for Mathematicians". If he does so (even if it's only in that post), disagreement would seem to be nugatory.
 When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. Jonathan Swift: Thoughts on Various Subjects, Moral and Diverting

