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Mathematics and the real world : the remarkable role of evolution in the making of mathematics, by Zvi Artstein ; translated from Hebrew by Alan Hercberg
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 In this illuminating study of how the science of mathematics developed, a veteran math researcher and educator looks at the ways in which our evolutionary makeup is both a help and a hindrance to the study of math. Artstein chronicles the discovery of important mathematical connections between mathematics and the real world from ancient times to the present. He then describes some of the contemporary applications of mathematics, for example, in probability theory, in the study of human behavior, and in combination with computers, which give mathematics unprecedented power. He concludes with an insightful discussion of why mathematics, for most people, is so frustrating. He argues that the rigorous logical structure of math goes against the grain of our predisposed ways of thinking as shaped by evolution, and offers ways to overcome these innate impediments in the teaching of math.From publisher description
 Language

 eng
 heb
 eng
 Extent
 426 pages
 Contents

 Evolution, mathematics, and the evolution of mathematics
 Mathematics and the Greeks' view of the world
 Mathematics and the view of the world in early modern times
 Mathematics and the modern view of the world
 The mathematics of randomness
 The mathematics of human behavior
 computations and computers
 Is there really no doubt?
 The nature of research in mathematics
 Why is teaching and learning mathematics so hard?
 Isbn
 9781616140915
 Label
 Mathematics and the real world : the remarkable role of evolution in the making of mathematics
 Title
 Mathematics and the real world
 Title remainder
 the remarkable role of evolution in the making of mathematics
 Statement of responsibility
 by Zvi Artstein ; translated from Hebrew by Alan Hercberg
 Language

 eng
 heb
 eng
 Summary
 In this illuminating study of how the science of mathematics developed, a veteran math researcher and educator looks at the ways in which our evolutionary makeup is both a help and a hindrance to the study of math. Artstein chronicles the discovery of important mathematical connections between mathematics and the real world from ancient times to the present. He then describes some of the contemporary applications of mathematics, for example, in probability theory, in the study of human behavior, and in combination with computers, which give mathematics unprecedented power. He concludes with an insightful discussion of why mathematics, for most people, is so frustrating. He argues that the rigorous logical structure of math goes against the grain of our predisposed ways of thinking as shaped by evolution, and offers ways to overcome these innate impediments in the teaching of math.From publisher description
 Cataloging source
 DLC
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 1943
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 Artstein, Zvi
 Illustrations
 illustrations
 Index
 index present
 Language note
 Translation of: Hakesher hamatemati : hamatematika shell hateva, hateva shell hamatematika vehazika laevolutzia
 LC call number
 QC6
 LC item number
 .A6913 2014
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents
 bibliography
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 Hercberg, Alan
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 Mathematics
 MATHEMATICS / History & Philosophy
 SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
 MATHEMATICS / General
 Mathematics
 Mathematik
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 Mathematics and the real world : the remarkable role of evolution in the making of mathematics, by Zvi Artstein ; translated from Hebrew by Alan Hercberg
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 Includes bibliographical references (pages 413416) and indexes
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 Evolution, mathematics, and the evolution of mathematics  Mathematics and the Greeks' view of the world  Mathematics and the view of the world in early modern times  Mathematics and the modern view of the world  The mathematics of randomness  The mathematics of human behavior  computations and computers  Is there really no doubt?  The nature of research in mathematics  Why is teaching and learning mathematics so hard?
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 871061584
 Dimensions
 24 cm
 Extent
 426 pages
 Isbn
 9781616140915
 Lccn
 2014013908
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 unmediated
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 rdamedia
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 illustrations
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 (OCoLC)871061584
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 Mathematics and the real world : the remarkable role of evolution in the making of mathematics, by Zvi Artstein ; translated from Hebrew by Alan Hercberg
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (pages 413416) and indexes
 Carrier category
 volume
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Content category
 text
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Contents
 Evolution, mathematics, and the evolution of mathematics  Mathematics and the Greeks' view of the world  Mathematics and the view of the world in early modern times  Mathematics and the modern view of the world  The mathematics of randomness  The mathematics of human behavior  computations and computers  Is there really no doubt?  The nature of research in mathematics  Why is teaching and learning mathematics so hard?
 Control code
 871061584
 Dimensions
 24 cm
 Extent
 426 pages
 Isbn
 9781616140915
 Lccn
 2014013908
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Other physical details
 illustrations
 System control number
 (OCoLC)871061584
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