Conjecture. ‘Thinking like a mathematician’ is a concept confusing cognition of the individual (student, academic, mathematician) and the fruits of centuries of mathematical and scientific research. Teaching students to ‘think like a mathematician’ is a huge waste of effort. This quote from Whitehead (1911, p. 8) “… mathematics … is necessarily the foundation of exact […]

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