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Review: The Math Gene: How Mathematical Thinking Evolved And Why Numbers Are Like Gossip

User Review  - Dinni Patience - Goodreads

A friend recommend this book about a month a go. This morning I re-read the first chapter and got hooked up on it. The premise is quite interesting; was our ability to comprehend math were hardwired genetically through thousand of years of evolution? Read full review

Review: The Math Gene: How Mathematical Thinking Evolved And Why Numbers Are Like Gossip

User Review  - Sambasivan - Goodreads

The subject is heavy and the author does try to make it light with enough examples. The evolution of mathematical thinking is akin to that of language development and the author confirms that homo ... Read full review

Review: The Math Gene: How Mathematical Thinking Evolved And Why Numbers Are Like Gossip

User Review  - AJ Ostrow - Goodreads

Quite academic in subject, yet witty and approachable. I'm not sure how I feel about the conclusion that those who excel neglect the difference between human and abstract relationships. Read full review

Review: The Math Gene: How Mathematical Thinking Evolved And Why Numbers Are Like Gossip

User Review  - Jamie - Goodreads

This is about things that I really think that I would be interested in (math and the human thought process), but it just didn't hold my interest enough to make it all the way through. I get the uneasy ... Read full review

Review: The Math Gene: How Mathematical Thinking Evolved And Why Numbers Are Like Gossip

User Review  - Ann - Goodreads

Devlin presents an interesting, well-thought out, and insightful hypothesis about mathematical thinking. Although I would argue with some of the details, there is much to be appreciated in his ... Read full review

Review: The Math Gene: How Mathematical Thinking Evolved And Why Numbers Are Like Gossip

User Review  - Daniel Belay - Goodreads

Devlin argues that mathematical thinking evolved as the human brain developed the capacity for language, and spends a majority of the book discussing human evolution and linguistics. While starting ... Read full review

Review: The Math Gene: How Mathematical Thinking Evolved And Why Numbers Are Like Gossip

User Review  - Maria Rita Biagini - Goodreads

The book must be read. It is not an easy reading. I've appreciated it and I'm going to read it again in order to understand some theories about language that it try to explain and I've not got completely. Read full review

Review: The Math Gene: How Mathematical Thinking Evolved And Why Numbers Are Like Gossip

User Review  - Veronika - Goodreads

brain regonizes patterns number sense - animals members up to three linguistic manipulation of symbols x digits - finger movement - counting - area of brain for fingers multiplication table - poem ... Read full review

Review: The Math Gene: How Mathematical Thinking Evolved And Why Numbers Are Like Gossip

User Review  - VENKATRAMAN CK - Goodreads

all people who have mathphobia should read this excellent book. We are taught math the wrong way. The author says math should be taught like language. I enjoyed this book. Read full review

Review: The Math Gene: How Mathematical Thinking Evolved And Why Numbers Are Like Gossip

User Review  - Adam - Goodreads

I was expecting a book more on certain people's ability to do mathematics better than others, but instead I got a very interesting thesis on how everyone has this ability. I actually found this to be ... Read full review


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