There are two versions of mathematics. The first is the mathematics of schooling, a collection of closed problems and hard truths to be learned for exams. We’ve all experienced it, few of us have enjoyed or excelled at it. The second version is a more open, beautiful and empowering representation of the subject, often the focus of my writing.
Why the disconnect? What leads us to privilege narrow outcomes at the expense of deep and meaningful learning experiences?
Garry Kasparov has a few thoughts.
In his latest book Deep Thinking, Kasparov recounts the story of the so-called…
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