The reason to do math is for love

January 6, 2009

This blog is my effort to change the way we talk and think about math. We all agree math is important; we debate furiously about the best curricula to use in schools. But sadly, the activity of mathematics—and the joy, beauty, and wonder it brings—is absent from almost all of our lives.

I’m going to do my best to show you what this subject is really about. I love math, and I believe it to be one of our inheritences as human beings, another rich form of expression like music, art, or speech. I’ll try to show you what it looks like in its uncorrupted form, and what it feels like when you do it. I’ll be posting videos, interviews, musings, essays, and news stories.

Have courage! Having math in your life will change the way you see everything.

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