# Article About Math

#### Melissa

Hi -

I never post but enjoy getting insight from the posts in this Group.

I think it was in this Group about a month or so ago that someone posted a wonderful article about math - it was a math scholar being "interviewed" about how the beauty of math is lost in the way public schools teach math.

I think it was from the AMA but I searched their site and couldn't find it.

Anyway, if it was someone here that posted that link - could you please post it again?

Many thanks.

--Melissa

I never post but enjoy getting insight from the posts in this Group.

I think it was in this Group about a month or so ago that someone posted a wonderful article about math - it was a math scholar being "interviewed" about how the beauty of math is lost in the way public schools teach math.

I think it was from the AMA but I searched their site and couldn't find it.

Anyway, if it was someone here that posted that link - could you please post it again?

Many thanks.

--Melissa

#### Joyce Fetteroll

On Oct 11, 2009, at 1:25 PM, Melissa wrote:

The Mathematician's Lament

http://www.maa.org/devlin/LockhartsLament.pdf

I have it linked on the first math page on my site:

http://joyfullyrejoycing.com/

which might be easier for people to remember that the above.

Joyce

> I think it was in this Group about a month or so ago that someoneHere you go:

> posted a wonderful article about math - it was a math scholar being

> "interviewed" about how the beauty of math is lost in the way

> public schools teach math.

The Mathematician's Lament

http://www.maa.org/devlin/LockhartsLament.pdf

I have it linked on the first math page on my site:

http://joyfullyrejoycing.com/

which might be easier for people to remember that the above.

Joyce

#### Melissa

Thank you Joyce!! I have been going crazy trying to find this - not to mention spending way too much time on the maa.org web site (I remembered that much).

--Melissa

--Melissa

--- In [email protected], Joyce Fetteroll <jfetteroll@...> wrote:

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>

> On Oct 11, 2009, at 1:25 PM, Melissa wrote:

>

> > I think it was in this Group about a month or so ago that someone

> > posted a wonderful article about math - it was a math scholar being

> > "interviewed" about how the beauty of math is lost in the way

> > public schools teach math.

>

>

> Here you go:

>

> The Mathematician's Lament

> http://www.maa.org/devlin/LockhartsLament.pdf

>

> I have it linked on the first math page on my site:

>

> http://joyfullyrejoycing.com/

>

> which might be easier for people to remember that the above.

>

> Joyce

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