Speak of maths and most people automatically think of numbers, symbols, and perhaps headaches. That was never the case for Professor Albrecht Beutelspacher, who said he had always figured out maths with ease and enthusiasm.
"I've been interested in maths since I was a child. Of course, I didn't know this, because as a child, the things you can do easily, you don't notice. Maths has always been easy for me, and my parents also encouraged my love for maths," explained Prof Beutelspacher.
It was while teaching that an idea struck. He asked his students to construct a model and explain the mathematics behind it. The activity set the class abuzz with enthusiasm, and he instantly knew that it was the right approach.
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