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Mathematics is an empirical science

Posted by: Gary Ernest Davis on: May 2, 2011

Many people – including some of my colleagues – like to argue that mathematics is an art, not a science, and that even if it is a science then it’s not like physics, chemistry or biology because it’s a deductive, not an empirical, science. In the five videos below Doron Zeilberger argues a contrary point […]

It IS about the technology: mathematics has computational objects

Posted by: Gary Ernest Davis on: February 2, 2010

I read a lot – particularly on #edchat and #edtech on Twitter – that “it’s about the pedagogy, not about the technology.” There’s something about this that bugs me in relation to my current mathematical teaching and mathematical experience. Maybe in language or English teaching the technology is “only a tool”. I want to argue […]