“Maths isn’t the problem – the way it’s taught is” by Tim Gowers in The Guardian

“Maths isn’t the problem – the way it’s taught is” by Tim Gowers in The Guardian

“But until our mathematics classes encourage people to think, rather than merely play games with marks on paper, the Simon Jenkinses of this world will continue to confuse mathematics with mindless symbol manipulation, attacking the subject itself when their real target should be today’s curriculum.”

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"The mathematician's patterns, like the painter's or the poet's, must be beautiful; the ideas, like the colours or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way. " G H Hardy, A Mathematician's Apology (London 1941).

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