As with many skills, you have to know the basics before it becomes fun. Just think of learning the piano. That takes time before you can actually “play” and for it to be really fun.

We have to help kids at the early stages to get the basics of math down pat, otherwise higher maths will forever only be reachable by a minority. ]]>

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There are, of course, problems with this, too. Since, students all take different tests, it’s impossible for teachers to cover every possible question posed by the hundreds of different universities. So what happens is that the students study all day, then go to specialized “cram” schools every evening to study specifically for the entrance exams of their desired university. And these cram schools are hugely profitable! ðŸ™‚

]]>My “know-all” mentor from my first school told me the story about Gauss – he told me it was Euler.

I have followed some of the links and now I find that the pocket book “Mind-Bending Lateral Thinking Puzzles” I bought from ASDA has some input by Des MacHale & Paul Sloane. It is well liked by my students. I do have some cartoons and diversions like learning to draw the “impossible” trident etc.

]]>about *gauss* (not euler) being told

in elementary school to sum the natural numbers

from 1 to 100 … look at this page

for over a hundred (!) versions of this story. ]]>