In some sense, everything is trivial.
— Topology professor (via mathprofessorquotes)
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In some sense, everything is trivial.
— Topology professor (via mathprofessorquotes)
Many people think that because they can’t understand what their math teacher is telling them, it means they can’t understand math. What about the possibility that your teacher doesn’t understand math? Some people are inspired to a life-long love of math by a great math teacher; others are inspired to a life-long hatred of math by an awful math teacher. If you are unlucky enough to have an awful math teacher, don’t blame math for your teacher’s failings.
— How to turn every child into a “math person” - Quartz (via infoneer-pulse)
(Source: likeaphysicist)
By concentrating on what, and leaving out why, mathematics is reduced to an empty shell. The art is not in the “truth” but in the explanation, the argument. It is the argument itself which gives the truth its context, and determines what is really being said and meant.
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Paul Lockhart, A Mathematician’s Lament. (via somewhatreal)
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