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The world we live in

Talking and sharing with other people is a very important human need for pleasure and survival. We use languages, to be precise natural languages, to express everything we wish to communicate in writing, or speech (we also use signs/symbols to communicate but it’s very limited in its scope of application, compared to the use of […]

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What’s Math?

The ‘invention’ (and continuous evolution) of languages is the most defining characteristic of Homo Sapiens; the use of language indeed catalysed significant expansion of our thinking capabilities, and therefore, our brain. Language expands thinking capability like nothing else. Broadly, there are two vehicles of thinking – using images and using languages (words) – and the […]

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Abstract versus Real

In the article ‘of division of simple quantities’ we learnt about the process of division. We discussed the terms used in division viz. the dividend, divisor, quotient and remainder. The concept of remainder is relevant only because some numbers are not divisible by certain divisors (numbers that are not factors of our dividend). As we […]

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What’s math in the 21st century?

Everything, without exception, is changing in this century! Institutions as old as us, humans, such as family and marriage are getting fundamentally redefined world over, including India! Is math also changing, especially the way we must be taught and the way we must learn it. Yes, 21st century math is fundamentally different because the logical part […]

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What’s the state of popular math?

Compare the first-screen search results of the keywords ‘popular math’ and ‘popular science’ to know the ‘unpopular status’ of popular math, as evident from the – number of links thrown up in Google (math links are 1/5 of the science links) nature of links (‘popular math’ search throws up quite a few ‘popular science’ links […]

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