There’s a fascinating line in the opening pages of Here’s Looking at Euclid: By age 16, school kids have learned almost no math beyond what was already known in the mid-seventeenth century, and likewise by the time they are 18 they have not gone beyond the mid-eighteenth century. If the point of schooling is to […]

# Tag archives: Mathematics

## Finding joy in mathematics

I have always regretted losing touch with maths during high school. Part of this is undoubtedly my fault. I wasn’t a great, or really even that interested in being, a student until midway through university. But there’s also something a bit broken in how we approach maths. Both in school and life generally. I’m talking […]