A Mathematician's Lament

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A Mathematician's Lament

By Paul Lockhart; Keith Devlin (Foreword by)

Bellevue Literary Press, Paperback, 9781934137178, 140pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2009


"One of the best critiques of current mathematics education I have ever seen."--Keith Devlin, math columnist on NPR's "Morning Edition"

A brilliant research mathematician who has devoted his career to teaching kids reveals math to be creative and beautiful and rejects standard anxiety-producing teaching methods. Witty and accessible, Paul Lockhart's controversial approach will provoke spirited debate among educators and parents alike and it will alter the way we think about math forever.

Paul Lockhart, has taught mathematics at Brown University and UC Santa Cruz. Since 2000, he has dedicated himself to K-12 level students at St. Ann's School in Brooklyn, New York.

About the Author
Paul Lockhart is a professor of history at Wright State University, where he teaches European and military history. He lives in Dayton, Ohio.

Keith Devlin is a Senior Researcher and Executive Director at Stanford's H-STAR institute, which he co-founded. He is also a Consulting Professor in the Department of Mathematics, and a co-founder of the Stanford Media X research network. NPR's "Math Guy," he is the author of many books, including "The Math Gene" and "Man of Numbers: Fibonacci's Arithmetic Revolution". He lives in Palo Alto, California.