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Living Proof: Stories of Resilience Along the Mathematical Journey
 
Edited by: Allison K. Henrich Seattle University, Seattle, WA
Emille D. Lawrence University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Matthew A. Pons North Central College, Naperville, IL
David G. Taylor Roanoke College, Salem, VA
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Living Proof: Stories of Resilience Along the Mathematical Journey
Edited by: Allison K. Henrich Seattle University, Seattle, WA
Emille D. Lawrence University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Matthew A. Pons North Central College, Naperville, IL
David G. Taylor Roanoke College, Salem, VA
Available Formats:
Softcover ISBN:  978-1-4704-5281-0
Product Code:  LVNGPROOF
136 pp 
List Price: $20.00
Individual Price: $15.00
Electronic ISBN:  978-1-4704-5377-0
Product Code:  LVNGPROOF.E
136 pp 
List Price: $0.00
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    2019
    MSC: Primary 01;

    Bulk orders of 10 copies or more are available at a discount. Please contact cust-serv@ams.org for information.

    This book may be freely downloaded in PDF format.

    Living Proof provides a wealth of stories showing even accomplished mathematicians have failed exams and that even the most well-respected members of the community have been told that they aren't cut out to be mathematicians. Sharing these stories can become an important part of someone else's story of resilience.

    This book is published in cooperation with the Mathematical Association of America.
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    • Wow! This is a powerful book that addresses a long-standing elephant in the mathematics room. Many people learning math ask “Why is math so hard for me while everyone else understands it?” and “Am I good enough to succeed in math?” In answering these questions the book shares personal stories from many now-accomplished mathematicians affirming that “You are not alone; math is hard for everyone” and “Yes; you are good enough.” Along the way the book addresses other issues such as biases and prejudices that mathematicians encounter, and it provides inspiration and emotional support for mathematicians ranging from the experienced professor to the struggling mathematics student.

      Michael Dorff, MAA President
    • This book is a remarkable collection of personal reflections on what it means to be, and to become, a mathematician. Each story reveals a unique and refreshing understanding of the barriers erected by our cultural focus on “math is hard.” Indeed, mathematics is hard, and so are many other things—as Stephen Kennedy points out in his cogent introduction. This collection of essays offers inspiration to students of mathematics and to mathematicians at every career stage.

      Jill Pipher, AMS President
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2019
MSC: Primary 01;

Bulk orders of 10 copies or more are available at a discount. Please contact cust-serv@ams.org for information.

This book may be freely downloaded in PDF format.

Living Proof provides a wealth of stories showing even accomplished mathematicians have failed exams and that even the most well-respected members of the community have been told that they aren't cut out to be mathematicians. Sharing these stories can become an important part of someone else's story of resilience.

This book is published in cooperation with the Mathematical Association of America.
  • Wow! This is a powerful book that addresses a long-standing elephant in the mathematics room. Many people learning math ask “Why is math so hard for me while everyone else understands it?” and “Am I good enough to succeed in math?” In answering these questions the book shares personal stories from many now-accomplished mathematicians affirming that “You are not alone; math is hard for everyone” and “Yes; you are good enough.” Along the way the book addresses other issues such as biases and prejudices that mathematicians encounter, and it provides inspiration and emotional support for mathematicians ranging from the experienced professor to the struggling mathematics student.

    Michael Dorff, MAA President
  • This book is a remarkable collection of personal reflections on what it means to be, and to become, a mathematician. Each story reveals a unique and refreshing understanding of the barriers erected by our cultural focus on “math is hard.” Indeed, mathematics is hard, and so are many other things—as Stephen Kennedy points out in his cogent introduction. This collection of essays offers inspiration to students of mathematics and to mathematicians at every career stage.

    Jill Pipher, AMS President
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