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Another attempt at math education

By Murray Bourne, 05 Jul 2006

Reasoning Mind was developed by a Russian mathematician because "he had a dismal opinion of American education, from kindergarten through high school." (

His method is Web-based and uses artificial intelligence to move the student through the learning. Some things that caught my eye:

  • "Learning how to think and reason". Great - too much of mathematics is 'Which formula do I plug it in to?'
  • "Failure is not an option". It is a mastery-based system which I think is important. Too many students are moved to the next grade but they are certainly not ready - and this sets up problems later.
  • "Learning is hard work". Hmmmm

Do any of you use it? Is it good?

See the 2 Comments below.

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  1. Use simple calculator-like input in the following format (surround your math in backticks, or qq on tablet or phone):
    `a^2 = sqrt(b^2 + c^2)`
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  2. Use simple LaTeX in the following format. Surround your math with \( and \).
    \( \int g dx = \sqrt{\frac{a}{b}} \)
    (This is standard simple LaTeX.)

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