November 25, 2007

Mathematical Literature

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Last Friday, 23rd of November 2007, I attended an event that included speaches about Mathematical Literature. Thales and Friends is an organisation that promotes the idea of reading mathematical novels and even use them for educational purposes. I love literature myself; I had first met Mathematical literature through "The parrot's theorem", then "Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture", more recently (although it's the oldest by far) "Flatland" and many more. The website held manypleasant surprises; it has a large amount of information about mathematical literature as well as some great ideas and ready-made material to work some of the proposed books with the students. It is a wonderful tool for the maths teachers. It also has a Greek version, which appears to be somewhat richer, since the base of this organisation is in Athens and the first actions are taken there (such as seminars and other events). I think it is a website really worth to visit.

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