Keith J. Devlin


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in Kingston Upon Hull, The United Kingdom
March 16, 1947

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Dr. Keith Devlin is a co-founder and Executive Director of the university's H-STAR institute, a Consulting Professor in the Department of Mathematics, a co-founder of the Stanford Media X research network, and a Senior Researcher at CSLI. He is a World Economic Forum Fellow and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His current research is focused on the use of different media to teach and communicate mathematics to diverse audiences. He also works on the design of information/reasoning systems for intelligence analysis. Other research interests include: theory of information, models of reasoning, applications of mathematical techniques in the study of communication, and mathematical cognition. He has written 2 ...more

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“Give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, he’ll eat for a lifetime.”? It’s the same for mathematics education for twenty-first century life.”
Keith J. Devlin, Introduction to Mathematical Thinking

“For all the time schools devote to the teaching of mathematics, very little (if any) is spent trying to
convey just what the subject is about. Instead, the focus is on learning and applying various procedures
to solve math problems. That's a bit like explaining soccer by saying it is executing a series of maneuvers
to get the ball into the goal. Both accurately describe various key features, but they miss the \what?"
and the \why?" of the big picture.”
Keith Devlin, Introduction to Mathematical Thinking

“Like a Shakespearean sonnet that captures the very essence of love, or a painting that brings out the beauty of the human form that is far more than just skin deep, Euler’s equation reaches down into the very depths of existence.”
Keith J. Devlin

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