The test and the use of man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.
--Jacques Martin Barzun
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates.The great teacher inspires.
--William Arthur Ward
Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper.
Mathematics is written for mathematicians.
Example isn't another way to teach, it is the only way to teach.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
Anyone who cannot cope with mathematics is not fully human. At best he is a tolerable subhuman who has learned to wear shoes, bathe and not make messes in the house.
--Lazarus Long, "Time Enough for Love", (Robert A. Heinlein)
Do not worry about your problems with mathematics, I assure you mine are far greater.
I think of lotteries as a tax on the mathematically challenged.
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