“The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.” ~ by S. GudderDo any of these phrases sound familiar?“The math I am learning in school is never going to be used in real life”“I hate math”“Math is too hard”“ I do not have any math homework (translation: I don’t understand it)”As a parent and educator, I have heard these phrases and more whenever the topic of math is mentioned. A firm grasp of mathematical concepts, though necessary, can be scary at any age. |