tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30611202.post6598946460768229288..comments2017-06-29T05:06:00.685-07:00Comments on Thalesâ€™ triangles: why I do mathJoshua Bowmanhttps://plus.google.com/103262883740888913105noreply@blogger.comBlogger1125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-30611202.post-46863953424589213072016-12-16T13:37:41.267-08:002016-12-16T13:37:41.267-08:00Hi Joshua. I do math because I failed it at school...Hi Joshua. I do math because I failed it at school and stayed down a year. Years later I smashed my spine and was told I might never walk again. So I made a deal... Let me walk and have kids and I'll change the way the western world teaches mathematics. That was 1983. So yes, I walked again and have three children. That's why I do math.<br /><br />I've just had a paper published 'The Lost Logic of Elementary Mathematics' and gave a presentation at a math ed conference. The former can be seen at https://issuu.com/julieallen35/docs/2016_mathematical_association_of_vi/98 and the latter at https://t.co/xKXUKlQs6a<br /><br />Jonathan Crabtree<br />Mathematics Historian<br />P.S. Now I LOVE mathematics. So smashing my spine was, in hindsight, my lucky break.Jonathan Crabtreehttp://www.jonathancrabtree.com/mathematics/noreply@blogger.com