kitchen table math, the sequel: the world is far more beautiful

Monday, March 30, 2009

the world is far more beautiful

"The universe is a far more beautiful and elegant place than any of us can imagine. We must be ready and able to both construct and use mathematics to help explain ever more subtle aspects of it, and the phrase `I will never use it' should be deleted from our students' vocabularies."

Jim Milgram

3 comments:

Brett said...

Do you have a source for this? I'd love to share it with some people.

Catherine Johnson said...

I'll shoot an email to Barry if he doesn't see this.

Barry Garelick said...

I think it came from an email he had written me. But he has given permission to use the quote.