Teaching/research importance

By Peter Rowlett . Posted August 22, 2010 in Travels in a Mathematical World

Just looking out some stories for the Math/Maths Podcast and, from Tony Mann’s Twitter stream , I came across a review in the New York Times of a facsimile of The First Six Books of the Elements of Euclid: In Which Coloured Diagrams and Symbols Are Used Instead of Letters for the Greater Ease of Learners , from which is quoted:

The arts and sciences have become so extensive, that to facilitate their acquirement is of as much importance as to extend their boundaries.
Oliver Byrne, 1847

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Peter Rowlett teaches mathematics at university and is interested in maths education and communicating maths. His column at The Aperiodical is

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