tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8569328058533192587.post4671155703930250015..comments2016-07-06T08:56:36.583-07:00Comments on Teaching Math: From Student to Teacher: What even IS math? (0)Michelle Annhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18345620479300155787noreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8569328058533192587.post-23505082515701140022016-05-11T06:52:20.166-07:002016-05-11T06:52:20.166-07:00I was thinking about that as I was writing this bl...I was thinking about that as I was writing this blog and (without googling) I couldn't really think of any big steps in math history. I read a book about Paul Erdos (and children's book - I think it was called the boy who loved numbers) The funny thing is he really didn't "do" too much in math from my understanding. He just loved working on math proofs with people so he supported many others is my taking. I can briefly recall some proofs in Euclidean geometry about working in a space where there are no parallels or right angles? I think that was a pretty major discovery. I have a lot of proofs running around in my head with some fuzzy details - but unfortunately don't remember specifically the big steps. Guess I need a timeline! (Told you I need specifics on dates and times! :) Michelle Annhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18345620479300155787noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8569328058533192587.post-32238794203526623812016-05-10T15:18:43.751-07:002016-05-10T15:18:43.751-07:00I used to teach math as a bag of tricks, but now I...I used to teach math as a bag of tricks, but now I'm more of a #nixthetricks type. (cf http://nixthetricks.com/) Is there a difference between a toolbelt and a bag of tricks?<br /><br />What are a couple of your big steps in math history from what you know now?John Goldenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18212162438307044259noreply@blogger.com