Tell them what they know | talkingmathsblog

 

A few years ago, I came across a great term to describe how the most effective mathematicians operate: lazy intelligence. It might sound derogatory but the idea is that they use the least amount of effort to get to the answer that they need. In order for anybody to be able to do this, they would need to look at a calculation, a problem or puzzle and assess all of the strategies available to them, before choosing the method which involves the least work. By doing so, it would also usually get them to the answer in the quickest time. They may seemingly take short cuts or see solutions that…

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