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The Joy of Math: Learning and What It Means To Be Human

Keith Devlin

The Joy of Math: Learning and What It Means To Be Human

Mathematical equations are like sonnets says Keith Devlin. What most of us learn in school, he says, doesn’t begin to convey what mathematics is. And technology may free more of us to discover the wonder of mathematical thinking — as a reflection of the inner world of our minds.
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  • Keith Devlin

    Keith Devlin

    is executive director of H-STAR, the Human-Sciences and Technologies Advanced Research Institute at Stanford University. His books include Introduction to Mathematical Thinkingand Life by the Numbers.