Is math gibberish?

Posted on October 19, 2012


Seems the software “Mathgen” spewed forth enough words and equations and citations and references to look enough like real research to be accepted by waht its write-up on calls “ one of the many low-tier ‘open-access’ research mathematics journals. ”   

Two thoughts:  First, this supports the claim by many students that really, this stuff doesn’t mean anything.

Second, it reminds me that online opportunities often do *not* reach the potential claimed, whether it’s a “university” or online lessons or “journals.”   Of course, it doesn’t “matter” if nobody cares, but kindly don’t be confused when people *aren’t* really learning well…

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