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GS Chandy
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Re: "Mathematics Is a Quest for Truth"
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Aug 1, 2014 5:16 PM


Dom Rosa posted Jul 31, 2014 11:40 PM (http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2642261): > > Harry Tamvakis' interesting Opinion piece is on Page > 703 of the August 2014 AMS Notices: > > http://www.ams.org/notices/201407/rnotip703.pdf > A most interesting piece indeed. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.
Professor Tamvakis has rightly suggested that "the question of HOW to teach mathematics in primary and secondary education" [EMPHASIS mine] is both complicated and of crucial importance (and that it is far from being *effectively* resolved).
His conclusion is especially worth remembering: >> >> "Mathematics has been called the music of reason, and >> we do our children a grave disservice if we reduce it >> to a cacophony of disconnected formulas. Indeed, we >> risk losing what is perhaps the most precious >> inheritance of all."
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