Mathematical vistas

My first term in the UK and some recent contact with issues in primary and secondary education prompted a brief reflection on the teaching of mathematics to children, written mostly with fellow parents in mind. But if you have the time to read it, I would very much welcome comments from maths students as well.

Here is a link to a book review by Roger Howe that summarizes rather well the discourse on education in the US from the viewpoint of a mathematician. I refer you also to the Wikipedia entry on Faltings and the article by Allyn Jackson, `Comme Appellé du Néant–as if summoned form the void: The life of Alexandre Grothendieck, Part I and Part II.’



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