Developing Mathematical Maturity

  • Lynn Arthur Steen

Abstract

“I can’t define it, but I know it when I see it.” If Potter Stewart hadn’t coined this phrase, mathematicians would have. Trying to define “mathematical maturity” is about as hopeless a task as defining obscenity, or, for that matter, justice or love. Nevertheless, since that is our task, let us begin.

Keywords

Mold Arena Ghost Stake Glean 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lynn Arthur Steen
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsSt. Olaf CollegeNorthfieldUSA

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