Friday, January 11, 2008 at 4:06PM
Last week I heard a government minister on the radio saying that maths lessons should be made more exciting. Today I read this comment by Elise Conolly to a post at Overcoming Bias:
This reminds me of when I first started learning about topological spaces, and then we added a metric, suddenly all the theorems and lemmas we'd had to prove in fiddly ways with lots of epsilons and deltas in first year analysis were blindingly and beautifully obvious. The sheer glorious interconnectedness was so overwhelming that I very nearly orgasmed in the lecture theatre!
Posted by: Elise Conolly January 10, 2008 at 08:20 PM
"Ah", I thought, "That's what the minister meant."