How to Make Teaching Come Alive - (MIT)
Physics for Future Presidents
Mathematics should not be boring, by
"A part of true mathematics is the art of avoiding unnecessary calculation.
One of the greatest mathematicians of all times was
C. F. Gauss.
When he was 8 years old the teacher asked him to add up all numbers from 1 to 100 to keep him occupied for a while.
Instead, Gauss found a way to avoid this stupid calculation and immediately wrote down the answer: 5050. (I challenge the reader to figure
out how he did it!).
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