Education

Read the post: How to Escape Education’s Death Valley How to Escape Education’s Death Valley

Lucy introduced me to Ken Robinson this week (alas, not personally, but through a Youtube video). According to Wikipedia: “Sir Kenneth Robinson (born 4 March 1950) is an English author, speaker, and international advisor on education in the arts to government, non-profits, education, and arts bodies. He was Director of The Arts in Schools Project… Read more »

Read the post: Mathematics as Art Mathematics as Art

“The first thing to understand,” says Paul Lockhart in A Mathematician’s Lament, “is that mathematics is an art.” He continues on to say that “Mathematics is the purest of the arts, as well as the most misunderstood.” The twenty-first-century mind has a very difficult time getting around this. Math as art? To us, math is… Read more »

Read the post: A Mathematician’s Lament by Paul Lockhart A Mathematician’s Lament by Paul Lockhart

While researching math books for my son this week on amazon.com, I came across a small volume by a mathematician named Paul Lockhart titled: A Mathematician’s Lament: How School Cheats us out of Our Most Fascinating and Imaginative Art Form. The title intrigued me and promised of good things within, so I (virtually) turned the… Read more »