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“Math phobia” disaggregated

By | October 12, 2014

About a year ago, Miles Kimball Noah Smith published a column in The Atlantic entitled “The Myth of ‘I’m Bad at Math’”. Clearly this touched a number of nerves, and provoked a comment debate that continues today. I did an earlier post on this topic. Today, there were a couple of new comments added that stimulated me to think about this issue in a new way,

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The “Evil Twin” of Math Phobia

By | July 13, 2013

Math phobia is a fairly well-established phenomenon. Basically, it’s the fear of mathematics  and, more particularly, the fear of having to do mathematical things oneself. It affects most people to some degree – fortunately for the sciences and engineering,

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