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A mathematician's lament

Author: Paul Lockhart
Publisher: New York, NY : Bellevue Literary Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Lockhart speaks "against the way mathematics is taught in too many schools--as a rigid system of mindless algebraic rules with little meaning and very little beauty. Lockhart who has been a math researcher as well as a K-12 math teacher."--Publisher's description.
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Genre/Form: Evaluation
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Lockhart
ISBN: 9781934137178 1934137170
OCLC Number: 261176355
Description: 140 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Contents: Lamentation. Mathematics and culture ; Mathematics in school ; The mathematics curriculum ; High school geometry : instrument of the devil --
Exultation.
Responsibility: Paul Lockhart ; with a foreword by Keith Devlin.

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A manifesto for freeing math from the drudgery of traditional teaching by a brilliant mathematician.  Read more...

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