“It’s fine to work on any problem, so long as it generates interesting mathematics along the way – even if you don’t solve it at the end of the day. (Andre Wiles) This quote reminds me of a couple of key ideas that I have encountered through my work as

# Articles from September 2015

## Everybody Has Questions!

“In mathematics the art of proposing a question must be held in higher value than solving it.” (Georg Cantor) The art of proposing a question is critical in our math classes because as educators we want to promote thinking and reasoning. Some questions posed by adults can be very closed

## Why Do “Some” Children Dread Mathematics?

As I mentioned in the previous post I was a participant on a panel at a local high school’s parent night last year called, “Creating Calculating Kids”. Prior to this evening, I was sent some math quotes to reflect on in preparation for the discussion. One of the quotes, was

## Key Math Messages to Educators and Parents

September is such an exciting time as it marks the start of a new school year. It is a time for students, educators and parents to have a fresh start and get off on the right foot. Although I will not be returning to work in the same way as