Abstract / Synopsis
A dialogue between a mathematics professor, Frank, and his daughter, Sarah, a mathematical savant with a powerful mathematical intuition. Sarah's intuition allows her to stumble into some famous theorems from number theory, but her lack of academic mathematical background makes it difficult for her to understand Frank's insistence on the value of proof and formality.
© Kenny W. Moran
Moran, K. W. "Prove It!," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 2 Issue 1 (January 2012), pages 111-115. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.201201.13 . Available at: http://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol2/iss1/13
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