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Mathematician's Lament

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Description for Mathematician's Lament Paperback. A manifesto for freeing math from the drudgery of traditional teaching by a brilliant mathematician. Num Pages: 144 pages, 10 B&W illustrations. BIC Classification: JNF; PB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 193 x 150 x 11. Weight in Grams: 158.
"One of the best critiques of current mathematics education I have ever seen."-Keith Devlin, math columnist on NPR's Morning Edition A brilliant research mathematician who has devoted his career to teaching kids reveals math to be creative and beautiful and rejects standard anxiety-producing teaching methods. Witty and accessible, Paul Lockhart's controversial approach will provoke spirited debate among educators and parents alike and it will alter the way we think about math forever. Paul Lockhart, has taught mathematics at Brown University and UC Santa Cruz. Since 2000, he has dedicated himself to K-12 level students at St. Ann's School ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2009
Publisher
Bellevue Literary Press United States
Number of pages
140
Condition
New
Number of Pages
144
Place of Publication
New York, United States
ISBN
9781934137178
SKU
V9781934137178
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About Paul Lockhart
Paul Lockhart became interested in mathematics when he was 14 (outside the classroom, he points out). He dropped out of college after one semester to devote himself exclusively to math. Based on his own research he was admitted to Columbia, received a PhD, and has taught at major universities. Since 2000 he has dedicated himself to "subversively" teaching grade-school math. ... Read more

Reviews for Mathematician's Lament
“One of the best critiques of current K-12 mathematics education I have ever seen, written by a first-class research mathematician who elected to devote his teaching career to K-12 education.” —Keith Devlin, NPR’s “Math Guy” “Gorgeous. . . . Lockhart is passionate, contagiously so.” —Los Angeles Times “Searing and pointed. . . . An easy, thoughtful, and entertaining ... Read more

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