Liz Climo on Tumblr.
this really cheered me up

Found these cards.
Frowned.
Fixed them.
Smiled.
Geekery prevails!
i want to frame these and put them on the wall.

I don’t think that everyone should become a mathematician, but I do believe that many students don’t give mathematics a real chance. I did poorly in math for a couple of years in middle school; I was just not interested in thinking about it.
I can see that without being excited mathematics can look pointless and cold. The beauty of mathematics only shows itself to more patient followers.— Interview with Maryam Mirzakhani, the brilliant Iranian mathematician who was the first woman to win the Fields Medal (via curiosamathematica)

In some sense, everything is trivial.
— Topology professor (via mathprofessorquotes)

Many people think that because they can’t understand what their math teacher is telling them, it means they can’t understand math. What about the possibility that your teacher doesn’t understand math? Some people are inspired to a lifelong love of math by a great math teacher; others are inspired to a lifelong hatred of math by an awful math teacher. If you are unlucky enough to have an awful math teacher, don’t blame math for your teacher’s failings.
— How to turn every child into a “math person”  Quartz (via infoneerpulse)

(Source: likeaphysicist)

By concentrating on what, and leaving out why, mathematics is reduced to an empty shell. The art is not in the “truth” but in the explanation, the argument. It is the argument itself which gives the truth its context, and determines what is really being said and meant.
—
Paul Lockhart, A Mathematician’s Lament. (via somewhatreal)
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