Category Archives: MOOC

Review of Introduction to Mathematical Thinking by Keith Devlin

This is a review of the book Introduction to Mathematical Thinking by Keith Devlin.  This is a paperback book of length x + 92, i.e. 102 pages.  This is a paperback that can fit into a large boxy like extra … Continue reading

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Coursera MOOC or MOOCPIT?

Coursera is the Great Stanford for us little boys to peep about its great legs?  Or is the MOOC simply a dumping ground of bad lectures, bad lecture notes, too few examples and poor explanations of homework problems? See the … Continue reading

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Keith Devlin Transition to College Math MOOC

Keith Devlin of Stanford University will have a MOOC course on transition to college math.  This will not be a full course, but a partial course.  He is hoping to get schools to use it as part of their courses.  … Continue reading

Posted in Addition Left Identities, Addition Left Successor Identity, Addition Left Zero Identity, Addition Right Identities, Addition Right Successor Identity, Addition Right Zero Identity, Edmund Landau, Geometry of Addition, Kalmar Definition of Addition, Keith Devlin Stanford, Laszlo Kalmar, MOOC, Pitch Line Addition, Transition to College Math | Leave a comment

David Groisser Initial Segments before addition from Peano Axioms

Richard Dedekind in 1888 did order before addition.  Dedekind first did properties of closed sets under a function that is 1 to 1.   Then he applied this to tail sets under successor in effect.  Tail sets are natural numbers from … Continue reading

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