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University of Cambridge > Talks.cam > Faculty of Education Seminars > Telling mathematical tales: Mathematics in different languages

## Telling mathematical tales: Mathematics in different languagesAdd to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal - Professor Bill Barton (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
- Monday 19 October 2009, 17:00-18:30
- Room 205, Mary Allan Building, Homerton College, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PQ.
If you have a question about this talk, please contact Tim Rowland. This talk has been canceled/deleted 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. ## This talk is included in these lists:This talk is not included in any other list Note that ex-directory lists are not shown. |
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