In this episode we discuss the essay A Mathematician’s Lament by Paul Lockhart, which lays out interesting ideas about mathematics education. We then talk about whether the current public education system is any good, if we can anthropomorphize society. We also learn two new words.
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Lockhart’s Lament (the essay in pdf)
A Mathematician’s Lament (the book version on Amazon)
Integrated Mathematics from Western Michigan University
Einstein’s Thought Experiment on Going the Speed of Light
Two Column/Statement Reason Proofs
118 Proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem