Quotations VIII: The Essence of Mathematics

Our homeschool co-op classes are done for the semester, so this will be my last compilation of blackboard quotes for awhile. I love collecting quotations, however, so I will be treating you to some of my favorites “just for teachers” over the summer. Stay tuned!

It is better to solve one problem five different ways, than to solve five problems one way.

George Polya

Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.

George Washington Carver

One’s work may be finished some day, but one’s education never.

Alexandre Dumas
—[or perhaps, Alexandre Dumas?]

The greater our knowledge increases, the greater our ignorance unfolds.

John F. Kennedy

Where there is matter, there is geometry.

Johannes Kepler

The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated but to make complicated things simple.

Stanley Gudder


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