The Math Gene: How Mathematical Thinking Evolved & Why Numbers Are Like Gossip

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This work about maths and language is from the NPR commentator Keith Devlin. Why is maths so hard? And why, despite this difficulty, are some people so good at it? If there is some inborn capacity for mathematical thinking which there must be, otherwise no one could do it, why can't we all do it well? Keith Devlin has answers to all these difficult questions, and in giving them shows us how mathematical ability evolved, why it's a part of language ability, and how we can make better use of this innate talent. He also offers a theory of language development - that language evolved in two stages, and its main purpose was not communication. Devlin goes on to show that the ability to think mathematically arose out of the same symbol-manipulating ability that was so crucial to the emergence of true language. Why, then, can't we do maths as well as we can speak? The answer, says Devlin, is that we can and do, we just don't recognize when we're using mathematical reasoning.

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Descrizione libro The Perseus Books Group, United States, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Reprint. 203 x 135 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Why is math so hard? And why, despite this difficulty, are some people so good at it? If there s some inborn capacity for mathematical thinking--which there must be, otherwise no one could do it --why can t we all do it well? Keith Devlin has answers to all these difficult questions, and in giving them shows us how mathematical ability evolved, why it s a part of language ability, and how we can make better use of this innate talent.He also offers a breathtakingly new theory of language development--that language evolved in two stages, and its main purpose was not communication--to show that the ability to think mathematically arose out of the same symbol-manipulating ability that was so crucial to the emergence of true language. Why, then, can t we do math as well as we can speak? The answer, says Devlin, is that we can and do--we just don t recognize when we re using mathematical reasoning. Codice libro della libreria AAS9780465016198

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Descrizione libro The Perseus Books Group, United States, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Reprint. 203 x 135 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Why is math so hard? And why, despite this difficulty, are some people so good at it? If there s some inborn capacity for mathematical thinking--which there must be, otherwise no one could do it --why can t we all do it well? Keith Devlin has answers to all these difficult questions, and in giving them shows us how mathematical ability evolved, why it s a part of language ability, and how we can make better use of this innate talent.He also offers a breathtakingly new theory of language development--that language evolved in two stages, and its main purpose was not communication--to show that the ability to think mathematically arose out of the same symbol-manipulating ability that was so crucial to the emergence of true language. Why, then, can t we do math as well as we can speak? The answer, says Devlin, is that we can and do--we just don t recognize when we re using mathematical reasoning. Codice libro della libreria AAS9780465016198

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Descrizione libro The Perseus Books Group. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, The Math Gene: How Mathematical Thinking Evolved and Why Numbers are Like Gossip, Keith Devlin, This work about maths and language is from the NPR commentator Keith Devlin. Why is maths so hard? And why, despite this difficulty, are some people so good at it? If there is some inborn capacity for mathematical thinking which there must be, otherwise no one could do it, why can't we all do it well? Keith Devlin has answers to all these difficult questions, and in giving them shows us how mathematical ability evolved, why it's a part of language ability, and how we can make better use of this innate talent. He also offers a theory of language development - that language evolved in two stages, and its main purpose was not communication. Devlin goes on to show that the ability to think mathematically arose out of the same symbol-manipulating ability that was so crucial to the emergence of true language. Why, then, can't we do maths as well as we can speak? The answer, says Devlin, is that we can and do, we just don't recognize when we're using mathematical reasoning. Codice libro della libreria B9780465016198

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Descrizione libro Basic Books. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Paperback. 352 pages. Dimensions: 8.0in. x 5.3in. x 0.8in.Why is math so hard And why, despite this difficulty, are some people so good at it If theres some inborn capacity for mathematical thinkingwhich there must be, otherwise no one could do it why cant we all do it well Keith Devlin has answers to all these difficult questions, and in giving them shows us how mathematical ability evolved, why its a part of language ability, and how we can make better use of this innate talent. He also offers a breathtakingly new theory of language developmentthat language evolved in two stages, and its main purpose was not communicationto show that the ability to think mathematically arose out of the same symbol-manipulating ability that was so crucial to the emergence of true language. Why, then, cant we do math as well as we can speak The answer, says Devlin, is that we can and dowe just dont recognize when were using mathematical reasoning. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Codice libro della libreria 9780465016198

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