The Greatest Math Teacher Ever
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Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)  
An article about the individual who, Devlin suggests, could justifiably be described as the American university mathematician who, through his teaching, has had the greatest impact on the field of mathematics... He was a pioneer in one of the most important branches of mathematics in the twentieth century, and was elected to membership in the National Academy of Science. The method of teaching he developed is now named after him. In Part Two of this article Devlin names this teacher: Robert Lee Moore, one of the founders of modern point set topology (or general topology). His real fame lies in his achievements as a teacher, particularly of graduate mathematics. He developed a method of teaching that became widely known as "the Moore method." Its presentday derivative is often referred to as "discovery learning."  


Levels:  High School (912), College, Research 
Languages:  English 
Resource Types:  Articles 
Math Topics:  History and Biography, Topology 
Math Ed Topics:  Nontraditional 
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