Is Math Real?
by Eugenia Chen
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A new way to look at math
Where do we learn math: From rules in a textbook? From logic and deduction? Not really, according to mathematician Eugenia Cheng: we learn it from human curiosity—most importantly, from asking questions. This may come as a surprise to those who were told that the “dumb” question they asked just proved they were bad at math. Cheng shows why people who ask questions like “Why does 1 + 1 = 2?” are at the very heart of the search for mathematical truth.
Is Math Real? is a much-needed repudiation of the rigid ways we’re taught to do math, and a celebration of the true, curious spirit of the discipline. Written with intelligence and passion, Is Math Real? reveals how profound insights can emerge from seemingly unlikely sources.
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|Release Date:||August 13, 2023|