Thomas Treloar

About Thomas Treloar

Thomas Treloar is Associate Professor of Mathematics at Hillsdale College. Dr. Treloar has been published in numerous journals including Physical Review E, Canadian Journal of Mathematics, and The Journal of the Society of Classical Learning.

The Purpose of Mathematics in a Classical Education

By |2020-02-01T12:14:14-06:00February 12th, 2017|Categories: Classical Education, Mathematics, Plato, Timeless Essays|

One of the chief aims of mathematics has always been to reveal and describe an order in the natural world. Mathematics, as a language, reveals this order and harmony, yet it should also be lifted from this concrete foundation and brought into the world of the abstract… Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords [...]

The Purpose of Mathematics in a Classical Education

By |2019-05-21T14:17:05-05:00August 7th, 2012|Categories: Classical Education, Classical Learning, Education, Liberal Learning, Mathematics|

A resurgence of interest in classical education has been evident in recent years. This has been due, in part, to a number of influential writings on regaining “lost” knowledge in our culture which have, in turn, inspired an increasing number of schools founded on a classical model. When surveying the landscape of classical education, it [...]

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