Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Math is hard?

The latest post at Ars Mathematica is very simple - "Math is hard. Discuss." The comments from mathematicians and math educators while few so far are very interesting. If you have a burning desire to see what mathematicians think of math and math education, go read the comments.

After you've read the comments, come back here and tell me what you think. Is math hard? Why?

2 comments:

Harvey said...

Math was always easy enough for me.

My only challenge was trying to keep stupid arithmetic errors from creeping in during the process of solving the problem.

Teresa said...

What a great discussion - especially the comparison between math and programming. Funny I never thought of it that way. Then again I'm not a mathematician so maybe I'm missing something.

I think this requires an actual post. *grin*