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."

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