Slaying the 'math monster': It’s not about numbers, it’s about learning how to think

Posted: July 3, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Math anxiety Illustration

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Math anxiety Illustration

The tweet that raced around the internet before truth had time to put on its shoes was this: In a delicatessen in Pittsburgh, a mysterious sign had appeared adjuring customers to "Please Refrain From Discussing Mathematics While Waiting in Line."

Denise LeGrand says doing “recreational mathematics” like a magic square can be fun even if you never apply those mental skills to math.

Sam Lawhorn says that the Tower of Hanoi, a traditional puzzle from China, is a math toy.

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