Olivia DrakeOctober 6, 20081min
Robert Rosenbaum, the University Professor of Mathematics and the Sciences, emeritus, and chair of the Project to Increase Mastery of Mathematics and Science (PIMMS), will present the keynote address at a workshop on preventing math learning difficulties Oct. 16. In his talk, titled "The Vicious Versus," Rosenbaum will deplore "the all-too-common dichotomy that pits 'pure' mathematics against 'applied' mathematics." He will argue that "each type of mathematics enriches the other, thus illuminating the significance and beauty that give the subject its attractiveness." (more…)