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Telling mathematical tales: Mathematics in different languages

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How do different languages express mathematical ideas? Mathematics can be expressed grammatically in a variety of ways. In flights of fancy, I expand these into new mathematical worlds. Mathematics emerges as more contingent upon human experience than is usually accepted. I further illustrate the conjunction between mathematical and language development, building on Devlin’s concept of the Mathematical Gene, presenting alternative answers to conventional questions about mathematics: where it comes from, how it develops, what it does and what it means. Finally, I will consider how these playful ideas impact on mathematics education.

This talk is part of the Faculty of Education Seminars series.

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