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<p>It's 21st of October and for puzzle lovers this can only mean one thing: the G4G Celebration of mind. This annual party celebrates the legacy of Martin Gardner, magician, writer and father of recreational maths, with mathemagical events in his honour happening all over the world.</p>
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<div class="rightimage" style="width: 250px;"><img src="https://plus.maths.org/content/sites/plus.maths.org/files/latestnews/may-aug10/gardner/Martin_Gardner.jpeg" alt="" width="250" height="174" /> <p>Martin Gardner</p><p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/join-celebration-mind" target="_blank">read more</a></p>https://plus.maths.org/content/join-celebration-mind#commentsmathematics and magicpuzzleFri, 21 Oct 2011 07:48:57 +0000mf3445573 at https://plus.maths.org/content1089 and all that
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Why do so many people say they hate mathematics, asks <b>David Acheson</b>? The truth, he says, is that most of them have never been anywhere near it, and that mathematicians could do more to change this perception - perhaps by emphasising the element of surprise that so often accompanies mathematics at its best. </div>
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<h2>The element of surprise in mathematics</h2>
<p><i>Why do so many people say they hate mathematics?</i></p>
<p>All too often, the real truth is that they have never been allowed anywhere near it, and I believe that mathematicians like myself could do more, if we wanted, to bring some of the ideas and pleasures of our subject to a wide public.</p>
<p>And one way of doing this might be to emphasise the element of <i>surprise</i> that often accompanies mathematics at its best.</p><p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/1089-and-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p>https://plus.maths.org/content/1089-and-all#comments31ellipseFermat's Last Theoremfocalpointsgeometrykeplerleibnizmathematics and magicpendulumPiproofTue, 31 Aug 2004 23:00:00 +0000plusadmin2250 at https://plus.maths.org/content