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|Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)|
|Comments by Sir Roger Penrose, Ivars Peterson, Ralph Abraham, and Keith Devlin at an Oct. 2 1997 "Math Summit" on the question: "Outline what you think is important in a mathematics education to prepare students for life in the next millennium." Education is about people, we kept saying, not about curriculum or facts. Put the emphasis on math teachers, not the curriculum. Remember that mathematics takes place in a historical and a social context. Our teaching may be more effective if we do not try to isolate mathematics from those two contexts...|
|Levels:||High School (9-12), College, Research|
|Math Topics:||Psychology, Sociology/Anthropology|
|Math Ed Topics:||Psychological/Affective Issues|
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