The Resource The math gene : how mathematical thinking evolved and why numbers are like gossip, Keith Devlin
The math gene : how mathematical thinking evolved and why numbers are like gossip, Keith Devlin
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 Explains how our innate patternmaking abilities allow us to perform mathematical reasoning
 Why is math so hard? And why, despite this difficulty, are some people so good at it? If thereʹs some inborn capacity for mathematical thinking  which there must be, otherwise no one could do it  why canʹt we all do it well? Keith Devlin has answers to all these difficult questions, and in giving them shows us how mathematical ability evolved, why itʹs a part of language ability, and how we can make better use of this innate talent. He also offers a breathtakingly new theory of language development  that language evolved in two stages, and its main purpose was not communication  to show that the ability to think mathematically arose out of the same symbolmanipulating ability that was so crucial to the emergence of true language. Why, then, canʹt we do math as well as we can speak? The answer, says Devlin, is that we can and do  we just donʹt recognize when weʹre using mathematical reasoning.  Publisher description
 Language
 eng
 Edition
 1st ed.
 Extent
 1 online resource (xvii, 328 pages
 Note
 "First published in Great Britain in 2000 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson"Title page verso
 Contents

 5.
 Do mathematicians have different brains?
 6.
 Born to speak
 7.
 The brain that grew and learned to talk
 8.
 Out of our minds
 9.
 Where demons lurk and mathematicians work
 1.
 10.
 Roads not taken
 A mind for mathematics
 2.
 In the beginning is number
 3.
 Everybody counts
 4.
 What is this thing called mathematics?
 Label
 The math gene : how mathematical thinking evolved and why numbers are like gossip
 Title
 The math gene
 Title remainder
 how mathematical thinking evolved and why numbers are like gossip
 Statement of responsibility
 Keith Devlin
 Title variation
 How mathematical thinking evolved and why numbers are like gossip
 Language
 eng
 Summary

 Explains how our innate patternmaking abilities allow us to perform mathematical reasoning
 Why is math so hard? And why, despite this difficulty, are some people so good at it? If thereʹs some inborn capacity for mathematical thinking  which there must be, otherwise no one could do it  why canʹt we all do it well? Keith Devlin has answers to all these difficult questions, and in giving them shows us how mathematical ability evolved, why itʹs a part of language ability, and how we can make better use of this innate talent. He also offers a breathtakingly new theory of language development  that language evolved in two stages, and its main purpose was not communication  to show that the ability to think mathematically arose out of the same symbolmanipulating ability that was so crucial to the emergence of true language. Why, then, canʹt we do math as well as we can speak? The answer, says Devlin, is that we can and do  we just donʹt recognize when weʹre using mathematical reasoning.  Publisher description
 Cataloging source
 IF9
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
 Devlin, Keith J
 Dewey number
 510.1
 Illustrations
 illustrations
 Index
 index present
 LC call number
 QA141
 LC item number
 .D49 2000
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents

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 bibliography
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 Number concept
 Mathematical ability
 Mathematics
 Mathematical ability
 Mathematics
 Number concept
 Wiskunde
 Psychologische aspecten
 Cognitieve vaardigheden
 Sprache
 Zahlbegriff
 Biolinguistik
 Mathematik
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 The math gene : how mathematical thinking evolved and why numbers are like gossip, Keith Devlin
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 Note
 "First published in Great Britain in 2000 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson"Title page verso
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (pages 309315) and index
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 volume
 Carrier category code
 nc
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Content category
 text
 Content type code
 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Contents

 5.
 Do mathematicians have different brains?
 6.
 Born to speak
 7.
 The brain that grew and learned to talk
 8.
 Out of our minds
 9.
 Where demons lurk and mathematicians work
 1.
 10.
 Roads not taken
 A mind for mathematics
 2.
 In the beginning is number
 3.
 Everybody counts
 4.
 What is this thing called mathematics?
 Edition
 1st ed.
 Extent
 1 online resource (xvii, 328 pages
 Form of item
 online
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code
 n
 Other physical details
 illustrations)
 Specific material designation
 remote
 System control number
 (OCoLC)1036704427
 Label
 The math gene : how mathematical thinking evolved and why numbers are like gossip, Keith Devlin
 Link
 Note
 "First published in Great Britain in 2000 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson"Title page verso
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (pages 309315) and index
 Carrier category
 volume
 Carrier category code
 nc
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Content category
 text
 Content type code
 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Contents

 5.
 Do mathematicians have different brains?
 6.
 Born to speak
 7.
 The brain that grew and learned to talk
 8.
 Out of our minds
 9.
 Where demons lurk and mathematicians work
 1.
 10.
 Roads not taken
 A mind for mathematics
 2.
 In the beginning is number
 3.
 Everybody counts
 4.
 What is this thing called mathematics?
 Edition
 1st ed.
 Extent
 1 online resource (xvii, 328 pages
 Form of item
 online
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code
 n
 Other physical details
 illustrations)
 Specific material designation
 remote
 System control number
 (OCoLC)1036704427
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