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It’s Monday (well, now it’s Tuesday, but it was Monday when I wrote this 😉 ) and I’m back. I’m back reporting that this week’s topic will be Philosophy of Mathematics.
As a math teacher, I see math every day. I hear math every day. I teach math every day. And I’m proud to say that the “Philosophy of Mathematics” means… absolutely nothing to me.
Philosophy Of Mathematics
According to Wikipedia, Philosophy of Mathematics is:
the branch of philosophy that studies the philosophical assumptions, foundations, and implications of mathematics. The aim of the philosophy of mathematics is to provide an account of the nature and methodology of mathematics and to understand the place of mathematics in people’s lives.
Last year, on the final day of school, I showed Donald Duck in Mathemagic Land.
I usually can’t stand cartoons. I find them irritating (no offense to you cartoon lovers out there). However, I must say that even though Donald’s voice irked the ever loving goodness out of me… the movie itself wasn’t bad.
Donald is guided by the “True Spirit of Adventure” through a land filled with mathematics.
Donald helped show my students (and myself included) that math is everywhere!
If you’re interested in learning more about the Philosophy of Mathematics, I suggest you watch the movie. I also suggest you read the blog this week… Donald Duck (probably) won’t be involved.