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Is early specialization good? March 4, 2010

Posted by Akhil Mathew in General.

Thomas Sauvaget asked a question on MO on whether specializing early is a good thing.  It got into an interesting discussion, which continues on his blog.  I have placed some of my own thoughts there, so I won’t ramble here.

In an unrelated note, if you haven’t already seen it, you ought to watch the MAA’s great \pi, e debate.  And that’s regardless what you think of the holiday “Pi Day”–I’m mostly in agreement with what John Armstrong has to say on this subject.  Also, cf. this MO thread for some good alternatives to memorizing digits.



1. jeremymlane - July 9, 2010

AH yes. I am organizing the pi day festivities at my university next year and these ideas will help keep things original!

jeremymlane - July 9, 2010

At least, the pi e debate is good. I dont know if having other days will help tremendously.

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