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10 Lessons of an MIT Education

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Author:Gian-Carlo Rota
Description: Reflections of the former Norbert Wiener Professor of Applied Mathematics and Philosophy after his years of experience teaching differential equations, probability, and other popular undergraduate courses, as published in the April 1997 Association of Alumni and Alumnae of MIT. Lessons include "You learn what you don't know you are learning"; "By and large, 'knowing how' matters more than 'knowing what'"; "In science and engineering, you can fool very little of the time"; "You don't have to be a genius to do creative work"; "You are never going to catch up, and neither is anyone else"; "The future belongs to the computer-literate-squared"; and "Mathematics is still the queen of the sciences."

Levels: College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Ed Topics: Teaching Styles/Practices

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