Mathematics permeates all aspects of everyday life, from genetic code to GPS satellites. However, traditional math education often fails to instill a love for mathematics and habits of mathematical thinking in its pupils. We have gotten accustomed to seeing math education as a lifeless, impassive pursuit. Students are often frightened, traumatized and turned off by their math learning experience, while parents accept their children’s struggles as a given.
Meanwhile, the 21st-century workplace demands competent problem solvers ready to take intellectual risks, try new strategies, and enjoy the challenges of the unknown. The educational approaches that seemed to work fine a mere half-century ago may no longer serve us well. Instead of well-trained calculators, we need people who know how to pose questions, how to deal with being stuck, and how to have enough self-confidence to look for new solutions.
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