The math gene : how mathematical thinking evolved and why numbers are like gossip
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 The math gene : how mathematical thinking evolved and why numbers are like gossip
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 how mathematical thinking evolved and why numbers are like gossip
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 Keith Devlin
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 How mathematical thinking evolved and why numbers are like gossip
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 eng
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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
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 IF9
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 510.1
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 illustrations
 Index
 index present
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 QA141
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 .D49 2000
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 non fiction
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