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 Posted by DrJeff on December 18th, 2009

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Dr. Jeff on Mathematics Education


This is a Dr. Jeff’s Jeffism and a Dr. Jeff Speaks Out.



Math is the language of nature. If you yearn to know

how she operates, you must speak her language.

—Dr. Jeff


I wrote this essay because I needed to get something off my chest. It first appeared as a foreword to a Dr. Jeff’s Weekly Challenge posted on June 15, 2009, but I think it’s so important that I decided to commit it to a formal Resource Page here at Blog on the Universe. My Resource Pages are all found in the right navigation column under the section titled “Pages” and under the subsection titled “Dr. Jeff on Stuff – The BotU Resource Pages” (take a look at right.) I dedicate the Resource Pages to essays on important topics like: the Nature of Our Existence, the Art of Teaching, Scientists and Engineers as Heros and Role Models, and the Crisis in Science and Technology Education. I felt that an important essay on mathematics and mathematics education should be a dedicated Resource Page.


So here now is my sure to be viewed as an outrageous essay:


Dr. Jeff on Mathematics Education

Let me know what you think by leaving a comment on that page. Also—you can read more about this Blog’s Resource Pages HERE.