Conjecture; ‘Thinking like a mathematician’ is a confused concept — Fair schooling & assessment

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. This blog is based on a Twitter thread https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1198527402768515072.html Teaching students to ‘think like a mathematician’ is a huge waste of effort. This quote from Whitehead (1911, p. 8) […]

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