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Beauty as fit: A metaphor in mathematics?
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology.
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå Mathematics Education Research Centre (UMERC). Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics.
2013 (English)In: Research in Mathematics Education, Vol. 15, no 2, 199-200 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Beauty, which plays a central role in the practice of mathematics, is almost absent in discussions of school mathematics. This is problematic, because students will decide whether or not to continue their studies inmathematics without having an accurate picture of what the subject is about. In order to have a discussion about how to introduce beauty into the school mathematicscurriculum, we need to have a clear idea about what beauty means. That is the aim ofthis study, with a focus on characterising beauty in mathematical proof.

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2013. Vol. 15, no 2, 199-200 p.
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Beauty, aesthetics, mathematics
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Other Mathematics Philosophy
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Aesthetics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-98062DOI: 10.1080/14794802.2013.797740OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-98062DiVA: diva2:780808
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Karriärbidrag on Beauty in Mathematics, Umeå University
Available from: 2015-01-15 Created: 2015-01-15 Last updated: 2015-01-20Bibliographically approved

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Raman Sundström, ManyaÖhman, Lars-Daniel

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