G.H. Hardy wasn’t always my favorite mathematician. My first love was Gauss. A titan of mathematics and physics worlds. I learned all the well-known stories in my physics class. The most famous, how Gauss figured out how to sum all the numbers from 1-100. What I liked most was his contributions to electromagnetism. It’s a… Continue reading The Surprising Truth About G.H. Hardy
Recently, I’ve read some excellent articles that cover math anxiety. They have me reflecting on my own childhood. I remember this time vividly, due to the trauma I experienced. Even as an adult, it is difficult to leave the painful experiences behind. When we talk about math anxiety, we usually only talk about one direction.… Continue reading What Math Anxiety Feels Like
I don’t think that I’ve ever had full access to my mathematical abilities. Struggling with math, I was behind developmentally from other children. I had issues associated with dyscalculia. Such as an inability to read an analog clock or make change. I was overly attentive to numbers. It was very difficult to see and recognize… Continue reading The Story of the Locked Box and the Key of Dreams
I get really steamed when people tell me that I must be good at math because I love it so. This is not the case. If you had talked to any of my previous math teachers they would tell you different. I was always the slowest person in class to understand new concepts.
G.H Hardy is a mathematician from the early 1900s. He spent most of his career at Trinity College, Cambridge in the UK. The latter half of his career was spent as the Savilian Professor of Geometry at Oxford University. Hardy had much to say about the role of creativity in the life of a mathematician.… Continue reading A Lesson from G.H Hardy