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How to Free Your Inner Mathematician: Notes on Mathematics and Life

Susan D'Agostino


How to Free Your Inner Mathematician: Notes on Mathematics and Life offers readers guidance in managing the fear, freedom, frustration, and joy that often accompany calls to think mathematically. With practical insight and years of award-winning mathematics teaching experience, DAgostino offers more than 300 hand-drawn sketches alongside accessible descriptions of fractals, symmetry, fuzzy logic, knot theory, Penrose patterns, infinity, the Twin Prime Conjecture, Arrows Impossibility Theorem, Fermats Last Theorem, and other intriguing mathematical topics. Readers are encouraged to embrace chan ... More

Keywords: math, guidance, fear, frustration, advice, courage, reassurance, curiosity, innate aptitude

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198843597
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198843597.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan D'Agostino, author
Council for the Advancement of Science Writing; Taylor/Blakeslee Fellow, Johns Hopkins University

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Part I Mathematics for the body

Part II Mathematics for the mind

Part III Mathematics for the spirit