Learning to Think is Hard Work


“Learning to think a problem through can be hard work‌—‌and that is exactly what makes it fun.”

—Denise Gaskins

CREDITS: Today’s quote is from my book Let’s Play Math: How Families Can Learn Math Together‌‌—‌And Enjoy It. Background photo courtesy of Chris_Parfitt (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr.

4 thoughts on “Learning to Think is Hard Work

  1. I think I’d like this quotation even better without having the thinker “get the solution.”

    All too often I hear about/from students who were engaged in meaningful, purposeful, organized thinking, but then these same students will lament not “getting the solution,” and declare that their [quality] thinking time was wasted as a result.

    I prefer to believe that the time was well-spent: Final answer, partial answer, or just a collection of approaches that didn’t pan out. Purposeful work is good!

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