''I'm a professional mathematician, and I myself very often use mathematical methods that I understand only imprecisely,'' he said. ''It is while I use them that I begin to understand. After a while, the use and the understanding are mutually supporting.''
The New, Flexible Math Meets Parental Rebellion (scroll down)
By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS (NYT) 2403 words
Published: April 27, 2000