Daniel Mansfield: "Is maths real? A viral TikTok video raises a legitimate question with exciting answers"

Date: 

Wednesday, 2nd September 2020


Dr Daniel Mansfield penned a piece for The Conversation, which addresses a recent viral TikTok video. 

Dr Mansfield's article, "Is mathematics real? A viral TikTok video raises a legitimate question with exciting answers", considers a TikTok video in which the user posed questions about the origin and existence of mathematics. 

"Many responded negatively to the post", states Dr Mansfield, "but others — including mathematicians like me — found the questions quite insightful".