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Random Essays on Mathematics, Education and Computers
In these essays, John G. Kemeny, noted mathematician and and chair of the mathematics department at Dartmouth College, mounts a concerted attack against outmoded teaching methods that squelch the excitement of mathematics. Using anecdotes and examples drawn from everyday life, he introduces the reader to the fascinating world of the computer, itself a product of ...more
Hardcover, 163 pages
Published 1964 by Prentice Hall
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John Kemeny writes remarkably well. He is clearly both passionate and knowledgeable about all three of the topics listed in this book's title, particularly how they relate to and supplement each other. His commitment to improving the mathematics department at Dartmouth College is not only mentioned outright by him a a few times, but it also shines through his essays. His writings feature numerous quotable passages that showcase his strong viewpoints on mathematics and how it should be taught, ...more