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ERIC Number: EJ890216
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1947-279X
The Art of Math
Kim, Una; Stabley, Angela
MathAMATYC Educator, v1 n2 p16-21 Feb 2010
In the movie "A Beautiful Mind" there is a scene where future Nobel prize winner John Nash is captivated by a fellow student's tie. When asked about his behavior Nash quips, "There has to be a mathematical explanation for how bad that tie is." (Grazer & Howard, 2000) In this light moment, director Ron Howard attempts to show us that the mind of a great mathematician works by making connections, and that those connections can be between areas as seemingly disparate as mathematics and design. Recent studies show that there is more than a grain of truth in this scene.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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