## Archive for July, 2018

### Why it matters that so many people became innumerate

Posted by: **Alexandre Borovik** on July 10, 2018

### Why does algebra have letters in sums?

Posted by: **Alexandre Borovik** on July 8, 2018

### No intrinsic gender differences in children’s earliest numerical abilities

Posted by: **Alexandre Borovik** on July 8, 2018

### What are some real-world uses of the determinant of a matrix?

Posted by: **Alexandre Borovik** on July 8, 2018

### What is your favorite visual mathematical proof? Perhaps it is Tennenbaum’s proof of the irrationality of the square root of 2

Posted by: **Alexandre Borovik** on July 5, 2018

### Why do irrational numbers exist? Why does math exist that is only conceptual and not applicable in nature?

Posted by: **Alexandre Borovik** on July 5, 2018

### How do mathematicians avoid circular reasoning when proposing a new proof for an already proved theorem?

Posted by: **Alexandre Borovik** on July 4, 2018

### If you want to build higher, you must first dig deeper

Posted by: **Alexandre Borovik** on July 2, 2018

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