Multiple choice questions in mathematics

It must be exam time. Discussions of multiple-choice test questions are in the air. Terrence Tao has a nice post about multiple choice questions in mathematics (it is a follow-up to this post of his). He writes about the pros and cons of giving multiple choice questions in a mathematics class. For example: These quizzes give a…

Math quotes on Freakonomics blog

There’s a mathematical topic today on the New York Times’ Freakonomics blog.  Their daily bleg (definition: using a blog to beg for information): What’s been said about math? Readers are invited to leave their favorite quotes about mathematics (or quotes by mathematicians) in the comments.