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I had similar troubles with proof techniques during secondary schooling... I could follow the logic of the proof, but not how anyone could come up with it out of thin air, which even then seemed slightly more important to me.
by Nomad on Wed Jan 2nd, 2008 at 07:25:30 AM EST
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It's the pedagogy and sociology of mathematics that are broken, not the subject matter.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Jan 2nd, 2008 at 07:28:33 AM EST
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