THE tragic failure of mathematics education in the United States is the absence of referents for the symbols that get shoved around by the seemingly mindless rules. A more concise way to say this is mathematics is taught as though the symbols refer to themselves rather than to quantities or processes. The Mathematician will scoff atContinue reading “Just WHAT are you referring to?”
Monthly Archives: May 2016
The End of Reason?
There seems to be a cultural shift towards the removal of factual distinctions, especially in terms of fundamental aspects of human nature. The current out working of such a shift is most prominent in the evolving practice that no one has the right to tell anyone else that they are, or might be, wrong, aboutContinue reading “The End of Reason?”