# Mathematics (Education) in the Information AgeWhy the Basics Still Matter: The Cost of Using a Machine to Do Mathematics

Mathematics (Education) in the Information Age: Why the Basics Still Matter: The Cost of Using a... [Remember the joke 1 + 1 = a window? If you rearrange the numbers and symbols you can draw a simple window. It is a playful answer, and quite creative. This creativity based on playfulness is commonly missing these days from mathematics courses. Dan Finkel (2019), founder of For the Love of Math, says that when a student comes to a teacher with a playful solution such as the one above the response should always be “yes,” because “yes,” compared to “correct,” starts a true dialogue between student and teacher, because “yes” says “I value and accept your idea;” “yes” is a mark of respect, and “no” can be a motivation destroyer.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

# Mathematics (Education) in the Information AgeWhy the Basics Still Matter: The Cost of Using a Machine to Do Mathematics

Part of the Mathematics in Mind Book Series
Editors: Costa, Stacy A.; Danesi, Marcel; Martinovic, Dragana
14 pages

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
ISBN
978-3-030-59176-2
Pages
127 –141
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-59177-9_9
Publisher site
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### Abstract

[Remember the joke 1 + 1 = a window? If you rearrange the numbers and symbols you can draw a simple window. It is a playful answer, and quite creative. This creativity based on playfulness is commonly missing these days from mathematics courses. Dan Finkel (2019), founder of For the Love of Math, says that when a student comes to a teacher with a playful solution such as the one above the response should always be “yes,” because “yes,” compared to “correct,” starts a true dialogue between student and teacher, because “yes” says “I value and accept your idea;” “yes” is a mark of respect, and “no” can be a motivation destroyer.]

Published: Dec 11, 2020