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Mathematics Preprints 1989

Raising Public Awareness of Mathematics

89.15 : BROWN, R. & PORTER, T.

Making a Mathematical Exhibition


We explain how we came to be involved in making a mathematical exhibition; some mistakes we made; and the philosophy we evolved on the principles which underlay our presentation.
The main conclusion is that the exhibition should tell a story and aim to give an impression of the character of mathematics.

Published in:

The popularization of mathematics, ed. A.G.Howson and J.-P. Kahane, ICMI Study Series, Cambridge Univ. Press (1990) 51-64.

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