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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Debating Math...


Most readers here probably know that one of this week's highlights was a 'debate' between math critic Andrew Hacker and math enthusiast James Tanton that took place at New York's Museum of Math.  So far I've only seen two responses to the event, by interested parties who were present. Both are worth reading:

Patrick Honner here:
http://ow.ly/zThk3007DD5

...and Wendy Menard's summary of the event:
https://hermathness.wordpress.com/2016/05/11/from-my-notes/

Some have suggested there be additional such forums in the future with more participants.

If you know of other responses to the 'debate' please feel free to link to them in the comments (...or I may add more to the above two if I find them).

ADDENDUM: the debate moderator has weighed in here:
http://tinyurl.com/gme2ccl



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