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Science Circle : Seeking Beauty

Strawberry Linden


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"A number of years ago I facilitated a Science Circle discussion about why learning math is so hard. Twelve Science Circle participants shared their ideas on this question. We all had varying notions. Today I am convinced that humanity divides itself into two groups. One small group is capable of grasping the abstract beauty of numbers and become mathematicians. The other, much larger group, can only learn to use math to solve real-world problems. I’m in that latter group. I learned to use statistics to analyze research experiments and developed some statistical methods for my dissertation but the abstract beauty of mathematics totally eludes me." Read more on the blog.


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