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26 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 20 December 2008 12:31AM

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Comment author: Emile 20 December 2008 05:09:38PM 0 points [-]

Roland: to put it differently, I don't think that those who hate mathematics don't enjoy the "aha" of insight (and might greatly enjoy it in video games) - but mathematics in school (especially in the early grades) doesn't have much to do with insight.

Games are challenges presented in a really inviting and "casual" context. They're naturally inviting.

Maths is challenges presented in a somewhat dry and "serious" context, being able to enjoy them mostly has to do with being able to understand the language.

(I wonder if there's any formal study of the kind of games enjoyed by people who like or don't like maths ... it'd be interesting)