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Mengapa belajar Matematika itu terkadang sulit

FB note, by Sunu Pradana on Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 6:15pm


Most of us took mathematics courses from mathematicians—Bad Idea!  

Mathematicians see mathematics as an area of study in its own right. 

The rest of us use mathematics as a precise language for expressing relationships among quantities in the real world, and as a tool for deriving quantitative conclusions from these relationships. For that purpose, mathematics courses, as they are taught today, are seldom helpful and are often downright destructive. 

As a student, I promised myself that if I ever became a teacher, I would never put a student through that kind of teaching. I have spent my life trying to find direct and transparent ways of seeing reality and trying to express these insights quantitatively, and I have never knowingly broken my promise. 

With rare exceptions, the mathematics that I have found most useful was learned in science and engineering classes, on my own, ... 


Foreword 2010 by Carver A. Mead 

Dari buku: Street-Fighting Mathematics oleh Sanjoy Mahajan

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