Book Review: Algebra the Beautiful: An Ode to Math’s Least-Loved Subject by G. Arnell Williams
Abstract / Synopsis
In his book Algebra the Beautiful, G. Darnell Williams has undertaken a challenging job – to show the importance, deep structure, intellectual connections, and sheer beauty of classroom algebra. This review describes some of the questions the book raises, the historical and cultural context it provides, and the intellectual apparatus it deploys.
Judith V. Grabiner, "Book Review: Algebra the Beautiful: An Ode to Math’s Least-Loved Subject by G. Arnell Williams," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 13 Issue 1 (January 2023), pages 286-290. . Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol13/iss1/22