I don't want to say I'm skeptical about the idea of a museum devoted to mathematics. Indeed, I can recall the deep satisfaction I felt on the all-too-rare occasions at school when the concepts or formulas fell into place. It seemed an entirely different discipline from writing, where something arises from a blank page through a combination of hard work and patience, with a sliver of creativity. With math, the experience is more like discovering something that's always existed and finally decided to stop playing hard-to-get.I'm curious.
Making Math Fun (Seriously)
March 9, 2011
Wall Street Journal
Do people who work in math or math-related fields feel this way?
Or is this more aptly a description of the way it feels to learn math when your expertise lies elsewhere?