One of the best ways to help our children learn math (or anything else) is to always be learning ourselves.

Here are a few stories to read with your Tuesday morning coffee:

- Dan Finkel examines What we mean when we say “Anyone can do math”.

- David Wees discusses ways to use visual patterns to introduce and extend students’ understanding of algebra and functions.

- Joseph Nebus has launched his Fall 2019 Mathematics A-to-Z series, putting math into words for curious non-mathematician to enjoy.

- Sam Shah shares pictures of Our new “Math Space” — with links to many interesting puzzles and resources.

- Peter Krautzberger hosts the September Carnival of Math No. 173 with plenty of interesting links. [And if you’re a blogger, click here to submit your post for this month’s Playful Math Education carnival.]

“What we should all be shooting for is a world where everyone is mathematically literate, and where fear or anxiety around mathematics doesn’t prevent people from doing the things they dream of doing. Everyone should see some beautiful mathematical ideas and know what it feels like.”

—Dan Finkel

What we mean when we say “Anyone can do math”

CREDITS: Feature photo (top) by Kira auf der Heide via Unsplash. “Morning Coffee” post format inspired by Nate Hoffelder at The Digital Reader.