Mathematics ought to be for everyone, not just for mathematicians, scientists, and engineers. Mathematics is not only about application; it is part of the created world. Too many are missing out on the fun, and that’s where play comes in.
Can we teach kids to be creative? Can we teach students to wonder, to ask questions, to innovate? Or is this, in fact, something that is naturally within them?
If every human has been given some measure of imagination and creativeness, what keeps some people from living creatively?
To a mathematician, mathematics is about solving problems. Mathematics is not just a collection of “facts” about the numerical and spatial aspects of the world, it is a process by which we use and develop them. The interesting part is in the reasoning, the justification, and the way different concepts are brought together to answer a question.