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## Knowledge, its use and teaching

Bodies of knowledge are, with a few exceptions, not designed to be taught, but to be used. To teach a body of knowledge is thus a highly artificial enterprise. thus a highly artificial enterprise. The transition from knowledge regarded as … Continue reading

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## What is a mathematical proof?

A dialogue in The Mathematical Experience by Davis and HershÂ on what is mathematical proof and who decides what a proof is? Let’s see how our ideal mathematician (IM) made out with a student who came to him with a strange … Continue reading

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## Computers in Teaching and Learning

The question of whether a computer should be used in teaching and learning, is no more interesting than the question whether a book should be used for reading. The interesting question is of how to use the computer to teach … Continue reading