Raising Independent Learners

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My long-term goal is for my kids to be independent learners, but the best way for that to happen is for me to be by their side now.

— Lucinda Leo

CREDITS: Today’s quote is from Lucinda Leo at Navigating by Joy. Background photo courtesy of Peter Werkman (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr.


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One Right Way

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What’s really neat about mathematics is that even when there’s only one right answer, there’s never only one right way to do the problem.

— Herb Gross

CREDITS: Today’s quote is from Herb Gross, via Math as a Second Language. Background photo courtesy of kristos_b (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr.


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The Mathematician and the Poet

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The union of the mathematician with the poet, fervor with measure, passion with correctness, this surely is the ideal.

— William James

CREDITS: Today’s quote is from William James, via the Furman University Mathematical Quotations Server. Background photo courtesy of Joe Maggie-Me (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr.


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Teach Three Things

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I need to teach my students about three things: failing gracefully, persevering, and succeeding graciously.

— Hollis Easter

CREDITS: Today’s quote is from Hollis Easter, via Twitter. Background photo courtesy of Brenda Clarke (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr.


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A Good Problem Requires Dreaming Time

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A good problem should be more than a mere exercise; it should be challenging and not too easily solved by the student, and it should require some “dreaming” time.

— Howard Eves

CREDITS: Today’s quote is from Howard Eves, An Introduction to the History of Mathematics. Background photo courtesy of Brenda Clarke (CC BY 2.0) via flickr.


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The Point Is To Understand

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Any fool can know. The point is to understand.

— Albert Einstein

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