Description 
426 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413416) and index. 
Contents 
Evolution, mathematics, and the evolution of mathematics  Mathematics and the Greeks' view of the world  Mathematics and the view of the world in early modern times  Mathematics and the modern view of the world  The mathematics of randomness  The mathematics of human behavior  computations and computers  Is there really no doubt?  The nature of research in mathematics  Why is teaching and learning mathematics so hard? 
Summary 
In this illuminating study of how the science of mathematics developed, a veteran math researcher and educator looks at the ways in which our evolutionary makeup is both a help and a hindrance to the study of math. Artstein chronicles the discovery of important mathematical connections between mathematics and the real world from ancient times to the present. He then describes some of the contemporary applications of mathematics, for example, in probability theory, in the study of human behavior, and in combination with computers, which give mathematics unprecedented power. He concludes with an insightful discussion of why mathematics, for most people, is so frustrating. He argues that the rigorous logical structure of math goes against the grain of our predisposed ways of thinking as shaped by evolution, and offers ways to overcome these innate impediments in the teaching of math.From publisher description. 
Language 
Translation of: Hakesher hamatemati : hamatematika shell hateva, hateva shell hamatematika vehazika laevolutzia. 
Subject 
Mathematics  Philosophy.


MATHEMATICS / History & Philosophy.


SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution.


MATHEMATICS / General.


Mathematics  Philosophy.
(OCoLC)fst01012213


Mathematik. (DE588)40379449

Added Author 
Hercberg, Alan, translator.

Added Title 
Haḳesher hamatemaṭi. English

ISBN 
9781616140915 (hardback) 

1616140917 (hardback) 

9781616145460 (ebook) 

1616145463 (ebook) 
