Dear Colleagues,
The nature of mathematics is indeed different from that of other academic disciplines despite the fact that the curriculum of K12 mathematics does little to shed much light on why mathematics is so special.
Here is an article about what was special in mathematics in 2017 but points to the special nature of mathematics as being part of the story.
politicalcalculations.blogspot.com/2017/12/thebiggestmathstoryof2017.html
Regards,
Joe
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Jamaica, New York 11451
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