Category Archives: What is mathematics

What is good mathematics?

It may not be for the majority of learners but it remains an important goal of math education in the basic level to hone future mathematicians who in turn are expected to produce good mathematics.  This post presents Terence Tao‘s personal thoughts on what good quality mathematics could mean. Terence was a child prodigy. When he was 24,… Read More »

Bedrock principles of math and what it means to understand math

In one of my LinkedIn group, someone started a discussion with this question What is the bedrock principle of mathematics? May I share some of the answers. 1. “The bedrock principle of mathematics is the axiomatic system. The realization that there are propositions that must be taken for granted in order to have something to… Read More »

The fun in learning mathematics is in the challenge

Just like the games we play, the fun in learning mathematics is in the challenge. In the post Math is not easy, I argued that we love a sport because of the challenge it presents, the opportunities it gives us to make prediction, analyze, strategize, make our stand and defend it, etc and not because it is easy… Read More »

Can having fun and learning math coexist?

I wrote a little post titled Mathematics is not easy  to challenge the teachers I work with to rethink the way they teach mathematics. I  shared the post in LinkedIn and it generated intelligent discussions and ideas about mathematics and teaching mathematics from the community Math, Math Education, Math Culture. I think we can learn a lot… Read More »

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