Thursday, September 8, 2016
"Authentic Maths" (...and proofs)
A sort of fun read from the week, "The Time I 'Nearly' Solved the Twin Prime Conjecture":
With some important points toward the end, including:
a) recognizing "failure" as "an inevitable part of the problem-solving process," and experiencing math "in a manner that engenders the learner’s sense of identity as a problem-solver."
b) "Authentic maths relies on having students develop and confront their intuitions as they straddle the lines between truth and uncertainty."