Three elegant proofs of mathematical properties

Stupel, Moshe and Siegler, Dr. Avi (2017) Three elegant proofs of mathematical properties. At Right Angles, 6 (2). pp. 48-53.

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Many important statements have been made about the value of aesthetics and beauty in mathematics. Various studies in mathematics education have dwelt on their significance in the teaching of the subject. Here are a few relevant quotes:“Mathematics is one of the greatest cultural and intellectual achievements of human-kind and citizens should develop an appreciation and understanding of that achievement, including its aesthetics and even recreational aspects”.“The mathematician’s patterns, like the painter’s or the poet’s, must be beautiful; the ideas, like the colors or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way. Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in this world for ugly mathematics”. “Although it seems to us obvious that the aesthetics is relevant in mathematics education, the aesthetics also seems to be elusive when attempting to purposefully incorporate it in the mathematical experience”

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Stupel, Moshe and Siegler, Dr. Avi
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Mathamtics, Algebra, mathamatecis education
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
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