### Jo Boaler: Mathematical Mindsets

Chapter 3: The Creativity & Beauty in Mathematics

This chapter has really challenged me to think about what maths is really all about...

Mathematicians "will say it is the study of patterns; that it is an aesthetic, creative, and beautiful subject (Devlin, 1997)."

"Mathematics is a cultural phenomenon; a set of ideas, connections, and relationships that we can use to make sense of the world. At its core, mathematics is about patterns . We can lay a mathematical lens upon the world, and when we do, we see patterns everywhere; and it is through our understanding of the patterns, developed through mathematical study, that new and pwerful knowledge is created."

"When we do not show the breadth of mathematics to students, we deny them the chance to experience the wonder of mathematics."

Wolfram (2010) proposes that working on mathematics has four stages:

Posing a questionGoing from the real world to a mathematical modelPerforming a calculation.Going from …

This chapter has really challenged me to think about what maths is really all about...

Mathematicians "will say it is the study of patterns; that it is an aesthetic, creative, and beautiful subject (Devlin, 1997)."

"Mathematics is a cultural phenomenon; a set of ideas, connections, and relationships that we can use to make sense of the world. At its core, mathematics is about patterns . We can lay a mathematical lens upon the world, and when we do, we see patterns everywhere; and it is through our understanding of the patterns, developed through mathematical study, that new and pwerful knowledge is created."

"When we do not show the breadth of mathematics to students, we deny them the chance to experience the wonder of mathematics."

Wolfram (2010) proposes that working on mathematics has four stages:

Posing a questionGoing from the real world to a mathematical modelPerforming a calculation.Going from …