What good is math?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

This essay by Dr. Robert H. Lewis does an excellent job of answering this common question. If you don't feel like reading it, here's a spoiler: "Mathematics is not about answers, it's about processes". He goes on to give several useful analogies and describes the sort of mathematical education I (and probably everyone else) received in grade/high school (despite that, I still enjoyed and excelled in the study thereof).

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