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Norm Krumpe

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What are we talking about?
Posted: Jul 10, 1995 2:02 AM
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Forgive me if this seems a silly question (though, judging from recent
discussion, perhaps there is no such thing), but what is mathematics?

I think that one's definition of mathematics greatly affects one's
philosophy of mathematics education.

I would like to undertake the (perhaps impossible) task of combining all our
definitions of mathematics into one on which we can mostly agree.

I might even ask that you simply E-Mail these directly to me, at first, so
that your own definition is not influenced by the definitions of others.
And, to be fair, I will include my own before I look at anyone else's.

P.S. Dictionary defintions don't count, unless it's a dictionary you wrote
yourself.

Norm Krumpe






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