About the use of language: it is impossible to sharpen a pencil with a blunt axe. It is equally vain to try to do it with ten blunt axes instead.   Edsger Dijkstra Edsger Wybe Dijkstra ( Dutch:  11 May… Read More ›


Calculators can only calculate – they cannot do mathematics.     John A. Van de Walle Dr. John A. Van de Walle was a well-known mathematics educator and the author of Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally, a book that continues to be… Read More ›

Belief – Speech

From the movie a Beautiful Mind, A biopic of the meteoric rise of John Forbes Nash Jr., a math prodigy able to solve problems that baffled the greatest of minds. And how he overcame years of suffering through schizophrenia to… Read More ›


I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.   John Adams in a letter to his wife, dated 1780