The 50 book challenge

In 2019, I read 27 books. But I wanted to read more. I wanted to find a way to motivate myself to pick up a book in the evening, rather than spend time on my phone, or the internet, or playing a computer game, or doing who knows what. I love reading books. But it’s… Continue reading The 50 book challenge

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Mathematical proof: a primer

High school mathematics education focuses on calculation. It’s all about getting the right answer to some problem, like finding the x such that x² + 3x = 18. This almost entirely excludes the notion of a mathematical proof, to the point that there are highly educated people who have never even heard of the concept.… Continue reading Mathematical proof: a primer

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