This one-hour video documentary discusses mathematical thinking and learning from infancy through secondary school. It presents research results from leading cognitive psychologists. It also encapsulates the results of a 12-year study, led by Professor Carolyn Maher of Rutgers University, of students as they learned math from first grade through high school and raises questions about the implications for how math is taught. Included also are episodes showing the value of creative mathematics in art, architecture, sports, and industry.


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