Beauty as fit: A metaphor in mathematics?
2013 (English)In: Research in Mathematics Education, Vol. 15, no 2, 199-200 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 15, no 2, 199-200 p.
Beauty, aesthetics, mathematics
Other Mathematics Philosophy
Research subject Aesthetics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-98062DOI: 10.1080/14794802.2013.797740OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-98062DiVA: diva2:780808
ProjectsKarriärbidrag on Beauty in Mathematics, Umeå University