Sunday, August 28, 2005

Enjoying math

"Math would have been a lot different for me in school if they would have touched on the art of it. Or even the practical uses. They could have brought in one speaker a month (woodworker, mechanic, artist, grocery check-out person, small business owner, interior designer, architect, doctor, dentist, computer programmer, banker etc.) and had them speak about how math relates to their profession. A fun assignment would be to have to talk to your parents about how they have to use math every day. Or to have to come up with a different practical use for math every week. I really think the art/creative aspect of math really would have touched a lot of the kids. Much more than a sheet of algebra problems."

A grown-up reflects on how she might have enjoyed math in school. Read the rest here.


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