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How is education in mathematics relevant to law?

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How does a student learn to 'dig behind the scenes' or 'feel' math like a Fields Medallist?

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Books/(auto)biographies/references on how mathematicians study/studied (as students)?

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Why don't textbooks explain proofs' discovery?

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What does maths teach you that logic does not?

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Can some lovers of math truly never create something previously unseen?

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Why's math way more puzzling, abstruse than law and medicine? [closed]

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What explains why a student can learn philosophy well, but fail in abstract math?

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Why don't textbooks foreground marginally generalized theorems?

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When is it more advantaged for students to stop attending lectures? What to do then?

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How can I explain why numerical integration is easy, but symbolic integration is hard?

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Can you ace one branch of math, while bumbling another branch? [closed]

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For 15 year olds, are there exercises — with full solutions — on the Fence Post or Off by One error?

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Is there a study that proves that math proficients usually perform better in other subjects vs. people who perform shoddily in math?

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Ought color be used more in math?

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How can students self-learn creativity in math that "demand more than just deduction"? [closed]

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What are ideas and strategies on improving at discovering counterexamples? [closed]

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If you do not 'read A to Z', then how can you discover the idea? [closed]

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Explain to 10 year old — Why do 3D mental pictures usually suffice for high-dimensional geometry?

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How can a layperson learn to intuit exponential growth?

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How can 17 y.o. high school students intuit that P(n, r) stops at $n - (r - 1)$, not $n - r$?

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Where to find resources about study skills and strategies of immediate impact? [closed]

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Are there any books on how mathematicians reason about infinite sets? [closed]

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How can I explain horizontal shifts to a 12-year-old by analogizing with $\text{your money} = \text{my money} + 1?$

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Can I succeed in university math, if I loathe physics?

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What exactly does 'abstract' signify in a course like Harvard's Math 55 (Honors 1st yr)?

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Is it more efficacious, productive to jump to perusing full solutions — before and without attempting to solve problems?

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The Basic Practice of Statistics vs. Introduction to the Practice of Statistics

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Wackerly (2007) vs. Larsen (2018) — Introduction to Mathematical Statistics

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What books teach the formula for the # of k-permutations of n objects, with x types, and $r_1,⋯,r_x$ = the number of each type of object?