## Archive for the ‘Meta’ Category

### why it actually matters

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here – I’ve been pretty busy with work. In earlier posts I’d mentioned interesting articles on mathematics by Bill Thurston, Terry Tao, and Paul Lockhart. Today I’m going to try and relate these articles to the topic of educating children in mathematics generally. Let me start with […]

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### Some interesting readings

Well, haven’t posted in awhile – I’ve been meaning to write extensive posts about each of the following two links. But maybe it’s best to simply start the conversation by providing links to them: First: Terry Tao has a great essay entitled “Does one have to be a genius to do maths?“. I think that […]

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### …and so it begins

My idea here is to start blogging about what a parent might want to know around how to have their kids be excellent at mathematics. For me, excellence in math means the following: Passion for the subject: I firmly believe that every kid starts out being interested in the world and how it works. Generally, […]

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