Date 
Title 
First Line of Text ... 
3/15/2015 
Charels Darwin 
A mathematician is a blind man
in a dark room looking f... 
3/8/2015 
james 
The thousandth decimal of π sleeps therethough no one ... 
2/22/2015 
keynes 
Education: The inculcation of the incomprehensible into th... 
2/22/2015 
frost 
I am not a teacher...
I am an awakener.
Robert Fros... 
2/15/2015 

Education: The inculcation of the incomprehensible into th... 
2/8/2015 
wiggins 
Teachers need to rethink their relationships with students ... 
2/1/2015 
wirtz 
The tyranny lies not with the tests themselves. Rather, it ... 
1/25/2015 
duckworth 
Teachers are often, and understandably, impatient for their... 
1/18/2015 
von Foerster 
Every discovery has a painful and a joyful side: painful, w... 
1/11/2015 
whitehead 
Mathematics is often considered a difficult and mysterious ... 
1/4/2015 
renyi 
I think that the beauty of mathematics is not a subsidary, ... 
12/14/2014 
renyi 
In teaching, this gleam in the eye always gives me the grea... 
12/7/2014 
Is This Why We Teach Mathematics? 
We teach it for its own sake, because it is beautiful; beca... 
11/30/2014 
frost 
I am not a teacher but an awakener.
Robert Frost
Americ... 
11/23/2014 
boas 
Only professional mathematicians learn anything from profes... 
11/16/2014 
allen 
Confidence is what you have before you understand the probl... 
11/9/2014 
hamilton 
It is easy to ride a "band wagon." It is not so e... 
10/26/2014 
Little Has Changed... Now We Worry About the Many Children of These 15 Million! 
Every weekday, 25 million children study mathematics in ou... 
10/19/2014 
whitehead 
Mathematics is the most powerful technique for the underst... 
10/12/2014 
burke 
Real learning…is always more intentional, taking place in a... 
10/5/2014 
everybody counts 
In reality, no one can teach mathematics. Effective teacher... 
9/28/2014 
Do You Agree With This Suggestion? 
Pupil errors in the topic of ratios and proportions are due... 
9/21/2014 
nievergelt 
The impact computers may have on mathematics education come... 
9/14/2014 
Another Bob Wirtz Gem 
You've got the answer, now the mathematics begins.
Rober... 
6/8/2014 
coleridge 
I have often been surprised that mathematics, the quintesse... 
6/1/2014 
schwartz 
Schools have the obligation to challenge students to create... 
5/25/2014 
Denning Miller 
Most people dislike mathematics because it starts with arit... 
5/18/2014 
fujii 
The most important single element in problem solving is the... 
5/11/2014 
denbow 
Mathematicians have an extraordinary and dramatic role to p... 
5/4/2014 
denbow 
The change from high school mathematics to college mathemat... 
4/27/2014 
Moore & Mira 
Everywhere in mathematics there is room for an endless prol... 
4/20/2014 
wingate 
So that now, Arithmetic in whole Numbers is plainly and ful... 
4/13/2014 
hestenes 
Geometry without algebra is dumb. Algebra without geometry ... 
4/6/2014 
poincare 
Mathematics has a triple end. It should furnish an instrume... 
3/30/2014 
cajori 
The miraculous powers of modern calculation are due to thre... 
3/23/2014 
berlinghoff 
A science is characterized by its devotion to the discovery... 
3/16/2014 
merriman 
The course of mathematical invention and investigation reve... 
3/9/2014 
merriman 
With algebra the warp and geometry the woof we have a tight... 
3/2/2014 
Henry Thomas 
Consciously or unconsciously, every good cook is a good mat... 
2/23/2014 
henry thomas 
Without algebra, our complex civilization today would be re... 
2/16/2014 
feldzamen 
In his masterful work, Science and the Modern World, Alfred... 
2/9/2014 
feldzamen 
The beauty peculiar to mathematics is in it, a combination ... 
2/2/2014 
Observations On Using Computing Technologies to Help Solve Problems 
In the Problem Section for this week, six problems are pose... 
1/26/2014 
The Essence of Mathematics.... 
The essence of mathematics is accuracy.
Walter Bagehot
... 
1/19/2014 
atiyah 
In mathematics, beauty is a very important ingredient… The ... 
1/12/2014 
harnett 
Mathematics is the thinking man's liberal art.
William H... 
1/5/2014 
salvadori 
Mathematics is a language, a tool, and a gamea method of ... 
12/8/2013 
berlinghoff 
...the nature of mathematics defies simple description. As ... 
12/1/2013 
berlinghoff 
There is in this field of thought [mathematics] a type of c... 
11/24/2013 
atiyah 
Algebra is the offer made by the devil to the mathematician... 
11/17/2013 
toynbee 
I chose to give up mathematics, and I have lived to regret ... 
11/10/2013 
physics major 
This week's MathNews asked college students to respond to t... 
11/3/2013 
thomas 
The universal language of the future, in the view of the t... 
10/27/2013 
yeats 
People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational expos... 
10/20/2013 
euler 
If a nonnegative quantity was so small that it is smaller ... 
10/13/2013 
sagan 
Long division was taught as a set of rules from a cookbook... 
10/6/2013 
broun 
I cannot think of a single tough spot in my existence in w... 
9/29/2013 
child 
Teacher: You should have learned this in the 4th grade.
Jo... 
9/22/2013 
doyle or holmes 
It is quite a threepipe problem.
Sherlock Holmes
RedH... 
9/15/2013 
forster 
Spoon feeding, in the long run teaches us nothing but the s... 
9/8/2013 
huxley 
Mathematics is the study which knows nothing of observation... 
6/2/2013 
polanyi 
All these difficulties are but consequences of our refusal ... 
5/26/2013 
gillespie 
The want of a comprehensive map of the wide region of mathe... 
5/19/2013 
When Will We Learn... 
The text does not start with a review of arithmetic. to do ... 
5/12/2013 
pope 
Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, bec... 
5/5/2013 
marquis 
If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you... 
4/28/2013 
canning 
Nothing is so fallacious as facts, except figures.
Georg... 
4/21/2013 
butler 
The tendency of modern science is to reduce proof to absurd... 
4/14/2013 
Time to Play 
Mathematics is like a video game; If you just sit and watch... 
4/7/2013 
Ainsly 
Mathematics is in a funny position, not really being access... 
3/31/2013 
thompson 
The perfection of mathematical beauty is such...that whatso... 
3/24/2013 
da vinci 
The merit of painting lies in the exactness of reproduction... 
3/17/2013 
weyl 
Symmetry, as wide or as narrow as you may define its meanin... 
3/3/2013 
feynman 
Mathematics is not just another language. Mathematics is a ... 
2/24/2013 
ramesh 
Some context is needed. On this week's recommended website M... 
2/17/2013 
goethe 
Mathematicians are like a Frenchman: if you say something t... 
2/10/2013 
poincare 
A scientist worthy of the name, above all a mathematician, ... 
2/3/2013 
boas 
Only professional mathematicians learn anything from proofs... 
1/27/2013 
hamming 
Some people believe that a theorem is proved when a logical... 
1/20/2013 
auden 
I was cut off from mathematics. And that is a tragedy. That... 
1/13/2013 
von neumann 
The most vitally characteristic fact about mathematics is, ... 
1/6/2013 
Darwin 
I attempted mathematics but I got on very slowly. The work ... 
12/9/2012 
thompson 
Considering how many fools can calculate, it is surprising ... 
12/2/2012 
girl 
Little Girl: Mathematics is not meant to be understood.
... 
11/25/2012 
brenner 
Kids are taught math as pets are taught tricks. A dog has n... 
11/18/2012 
Plane Geometry By Emma Rounds 
'Twas Euclid, and the constant pi
Did plane and solid in t... 
11/11/2012 
How Sad...No Wonder the Public Does Not Care! 
Mathematics has no emotional impact. What physicists do cha... 
11/2/2012 
estrada 
If a child can't learn the way we teach,
maybe we should ... 
10/28/2012 
Escalante 
Every student is "gifted." It is only a question... 
10/21/2012 
rota 
Of all escapes from reality, mathematics is the most succe... 
10/14/2012 
sautoy 
I don't want to preach to the converted, I want to capture... 
10/7/2012 
tukey 
Far better an approximate answer to the right question, wh... 
9/30/2012 
varied 
Newspapers are full of people's math errors, especially whe... 
9/23/2012 
renkin 
To a great many people the formula πr2, is a despised... 
9/16/2012 
And What is Your Take on This? 
Pedantry and mastery are opposite attitudes toward rules. ... 
9/9/2012 
Sterling 
Reporter's Question: "What is the worst pickup line y... 
9/2/2012 
Anonymous 
If there was a heaven for school subjects, algebra would n... 
6/3/2012 
rucker 
The study of infinity is much more than a dry academic gam... 
5/27/2012 
emerson 
People only see what they are prepared to see.
Ralp Wal... 
5/20/2012 
ellis 
It is not surprising that the greatest mathematicians have... 
5/13/2012 
eisenstein 
What attracted me so strongly and exclusively to mathemati... 
5/6/2012 
rogelstad repeat 
I believe that my mission as a teacher is threefold.
Fir... 
4/29/2012 
kasner & newman 
Perhaps the greatest paradox of all is that there are para... 
4/22/2012 
kaminsky 
How poor were we? Why, we were so poor we only had imagina... 
4/15/2012 
Is Math a Rose or a Cabbage? 
The question of commion sense is always "What is it g... 
4/8/2012 
sarton 
I see a certain order in the universe and math is one way ... 
4/1/2012 
unknown 
Experience teaches you to recognize a mistake when you've ... 
3/25/2012 
foote 
I think making mistakes and discovering them for yourself ... 
3/18/2012 
Boole Mary 
The method of solving problems by honest confession of one'... 
3/11/2012 
holt 
It is as true now as it was then that, no matter what tests... 
3/4/2012 
Agree...or Disagree? 
The point is that you must use your hands and feet first in... 
2/26/2012 
buchanan 3 
Let it be added
for good measure that some of the greatest... 
2/19/2012 
buchanan 2 
It is true that mathematics sometimes deals with rigid stru... 
2/12/2012 
buchanan 
Mathematics suffers much, but most of all from its teachers... 
2/5/2012 
Smith 
Mathematical knowledge has always been haunted by ambiguity... 
1/29/2012 
indik 
Half of analysis is anal.
Marty Indik

1/22/2012 
iacocca 
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be t... 
1/15/2012 
young 
Mathematics has beauties of its own—a symmetry and proporti... 
1/8/2012 
chesterton 
It isn’t that they can’t see the solution.
It is that they... 
1/1/2012 
cedillo 
If algebra is conceived as a language then algebra should b... 
12/11/2011 
carruthers 
A good teacher has been defined as one who makes himself pr... 
12/4/2011 
carlin 
Think how stupid the average person is—then realize that ha... 
11/27/2011 
lyndon Johnson 
The three R's of our school system must be supported by the... 
11/20/2011 
jenkins 
Too err is human, but when the eraser wears out ahead of th... 
11/13/2011 
einstein 
Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical idea... 
11/6/2011 
eigen 
A theory has only the alternative of being right or wrong. ... 
10/30/2011 
edge 
Algebra exists only for the elucidation of geometry.
Wil... 
10/23/2011 
Good Olde Days? 
I have endeavored to compel the student to think and to rea... 
10/16/2011 
holmes 
"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently."I ... 
10/9/2011 
deming 
In God we trust;
All others must bring data!
W. Edwards... 
10/2/2011 
weyl 
Symmetry, as wide or as narrow as you may define its meanin... 
9/25/2011 
smith 
What would life be without arithmetic
but a scene of horr... 
9/18/2011 
regiomontanua 
I do not know whither my pen will run;
it will use up all... 
9/11/2011 
dunces 
"I cannot make brains," is the invariable cry of ... 
9/4/2011 
stroustrup 
I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to u... 
6/5/2011 
brand 
A glow of confidence filled him, as it fills the mathematic... 
5/29/2011 
Computers as Automated Scientists 
Automated scientists may speed up the pace of discovery, bu... 
5/22/2011 
wright 
Black holes are where God divided by zero.
Steven Wright... 
5/15/2011 
Did You Know.... 
Every two days now we create as much information as we di... 
5/8/2011 
Perplexities of Algebra 
Atimes, my mind seems like a sieve
Everything goes in and ... 
5/1/2011 
Sawyer 
The depressing thing about arithmetic badly taught is that ... 
4/24/2011 
hoffman 
Marriage is like Pi – natural, irrational and very importan... 
4/17/2011 
twain 
Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small pe... 
4/10/2011 
robinson 
I like to think of mathematicians as forming a nation of ou... 
4/3/2011 
Schapira 
Always do the hard part first. If the hard part is impossib... 
3/27/2011 
Kirkpatrick 
Nature gives men two ends—one to sit on and one to think wi... 
3/20/2011 
France 
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the ... 
3/13/2011 
tolstoy 
A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and ... 
3/6/2011 
gelfand 
Mathematics is a way of thinking in everyday life. It is im... 
2/27/2011 
einstein 
These mathematicians make me tired. You ask them to work ou... 
2/20/2011 
Sawyer 
In mathematics, if a pattern occurs, we can go on to ask, W... 
2/13/2011 
williams 
One and One is always Two
Each alone  here's Me  there... 
2/6/2011 
Sawyer 
While it is possible to teach arithmetic in a purely mechan... 
1/30/2011 
sassoon 
The only place where success comes before work is in the di... 
1/23/2011 
saporta 
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
Al... 
1/16/2011 
Sanders 
There is a mystical virtue in right angles. There is an un... 
1/9/2011 
priestly 
A common function of poets and mathematicians is to jar us ... 
1/2/2011 
Tannery 
One has not even a slight idea of what mathematics is, one ... 
12/12/2010 
Talbert 
Good teachers are costly, but bad teachers cost more.
Bo... 
12/5/2010 
taitt 
Tell a child what to think, and you make him a slave to you... 
11/28/2010 
victory 
A statistician is a man who draws a mathematically precise ... 
11/21/2010 
Van Doren 
Language and mathematics are the mother tongues of our rati... 
11/14/2010 
Wernick 
A mature scientist or mathematician does not artificially s... 
11/7/2010 
Weisskopf 
People cannot learn by having information pressed into thei... 
10/31/2010 
warfield 
Calculus is the Godzilla that has stomped the Bambi of lots... 
10/24/2010 
walters 
Curiosity gives me courage. To me, the most important ques... 
10/17/2010 
young 
The analogy of a chess player has been very aptly used to i... 
10/10/2010 
Yasenak 
When you are dissatisfied
and would like to go back to you... 
10/3/2010 
Arithmetic 
Arithmetic is where numbers fly like pigeons in and out o... 
9/26/2010 
Ozark 
Half this game is ninety percent mental.
Danny Ozark
... 
9/19/2010 
russell 
Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but ... 
9/12/2010 
russell 
Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never... 
9/5/2010 
euclid 
There is no "royal road" to geometry.
Euclid
... 
6/6/2010 
In Memory of John Wooden 
ThirtyNine years ago, I was a firstyear mathematics teach... 
5/30/2010 
martin Gardner 
For 40 years I have done my best to convince educators that... 
5/23/2010 
Greek anon 
Let no one enter who does not know geometry.
Inscription... 
5/16/2010 
James Jeans 
The essential fact is that all the pictures which science n... 
5/9/2010 
christine everson 
Problem solving doesn't necessarily
have one direction o... 
5/2/2010 
nightingale 
Statistics... the most important science in the whole world... 
4/25/2010 
wells 
The time may not be very remote when it will be understood ... 
4/18/2010 
louis l'amour 
People don't wear out, they give up. As far as trails go, t... 
4/11/2010 
chaitin 
The core of mathematics is riddled with holes...there are a... 
4/4/2010 
kipling 
The strength of the wolf is in the pack,
and the strength ... 
3/28/2010 
pitiscus 
Nothing makes men more gentle than the cultivation of that ... 
3/21/2010 
Kleinhenz 
When asked what it was like to set about proving something,... 
3/14/2010 
tomlin 
I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to th... 
3/7/2010 
demorgan 
This mysterious 3.14159… which comes in at every door and w... 
2/28/2010 
tagore 
A teacher can never truly teach unless he is still learning... 
2/21/2010 
Sound Familiar? Check the Date.... 
Teachers of mathematics find that they are in a dilemma at ... 
2/14/2010 
dewar 
Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are... 
2/7/2010 
dent 
Life is a lot like a highschool algebra class. Every time ... 
1/31/2010 
De Jager 
Please note that 23/20 is a perfectly respectable number. T... 
1/24/2010 
davis 
If a cat always lands feet first and a falling slice of bre... 
1/17/2010 
oakley 
Mathematics…Mother of all the sciences, it is the builder o... 
1/10/2010 
lanier 
I am absolutely convinced that mathematics is the most natu... 
1/3/2010 
L’Amour 
The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel t... 
12/13/2009 
alexander 
In some cases we learn more by looking for the answer to a ... 
12/6/2009 
dysan 
Some mathematicians are birds, others are frogs. Birds fly ... 
11/29/2009 
A Poem by Joanne Growney 
Each one I meet I ask, "Do you
find mathematics beaut... 
11/22/2009 
heinlein 
Anyone who cannot cope with mathematics is not fully human.... 
11/15/2009 
leibowitz 
Stand firm in your refusal to remain conscious during algeb... 
11/8/2009 
roberts 
As long as algebra is taught in school, there will be praye... 
11/1/2009 
rogelstad 
I believe that my mission as a teacher is threefold. First... 
10/25/2009 
phillips 
Ex = Hasbeen
Spurt = A drip under pressure
Expert = Has... 
10/18/2009 
hein 
Problems
Problems worthy
of attack
prove their worth
by... 
10/11/2009 
holt 
I think I understand something when I can:
State it in... 
10/4/2009 
hoffer 
In times of change, the learner will inherit the earth wh... 
9/27/2009 
hoffman 
Mathematics is order and beauty at its purest, order that... 
9/20/2009 
anon 
People don't care what you know, until they know that you... 
9/13/2009 
Aristotle 
The primary question is not "What do we know"
... 
8/30/2009 
einstein 
To begin the school year, I am reprinting a "classic&quo... 
5/31/2009 
harris 
There is no subject taught that is more dangerous to the ... 
5/24/2009 
bacon 
So if a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathema... 
5/17/2009 
anglin 
Mathematics is not a careful march down a wellcleared hi... 
5/10/2009 
descartes 
Perfect numbers like perfect men are very rare.
Rene... 
5/3/2009 
crannell 
Mathematicians are fortunate because these two thingswh... 
4/26/2009 
bouldin 
We can discuss technology, the Harvard project, the new a... 
4/19/2009 
kline 
The tantalizing and compelling pursuit of mathematical pr... 
4/12/2009 
bronowski 
It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin,... 
3/22/2009 
deming 
You don't just learn knowledge; you have to create it. Ge... 
3/15/2009 
confucious 
Tell me, and I will forget.
Show me, and I may remember.... 
3/8/2009 
anon 
How I wish I could determine pi. "Eureka!" crie... 
3/1/2009 
churchill 
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an ... 
2/22/2009 
chinese proverb 
Learning without thinking is labor lost; thinking without... 
2/15/2009 
plutarch 
A mind is a fire to be kindled, not a vessel to be filled... 
2/8/2009 
jacobi 
Mathematics is the science of what is clear by itself.
... 
2/1/2009 
darwin 
Mathematics seems to endow one with something like a new ... 
1/25/2009 
mann 
The teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring th... 
1/18/2009 
arbuthnot 
Mathematical knowledge adds vigor to the mind, frees it fro... 
1/11/2009 
mayr 
Mathematics is as little a science as grammar is a language... 
1/4/2009 
polya 
The elegance of a mathematical theorem is directly proporti... 
12/14/2008 
hardy 
The mathematician's patterns, like the painter's or poet's ... 
12/7/2008 
einstein 
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysteri... 
11/30/2008 
Cross 
Learning is not so much an additive process, with new learn... 
11/23/2008 
stout 
There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look up a... 
11/16/2008 
Edwin Moise 
To reduce a word problem to a welldefined computational ... 
11/9/2008 
Goal of a Mathematics Teacher 
I want them to understand that there is a playground in t... 
11/2/2008 
Joubert 
To teach is to learn twice.
Joseph Joubert
French mor... 
10/26/2008 
keyser 
To challenge the human worth of mathematics, to challenge... 
10/19/2008 
skinner 
Education is what survives when what has been learned has... 
10/12/2008 
adams 
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his i... 
10/5/2008 
augustine 
The good Christian should be wary of mathematicians and a... 
9/28/2008 
Anon 
A teacher who fails to read and think, fails to teach.
O... 
9/21/2008 
dryden 
A man should be learned in several sciences, and should h... 
9/14/2008 
ellis 
The mathematician has reached the highest rung on the lad... 
9/7/2008 
pasteur 
In the field of observation, chance only favors those min... 
8/31/2008 
poul anderson 
I have yet to see any problem, however complicated,
whi... 
6/15/2008 
weyl 
"Mathematizing" may well be a creative activity... 
6/8/2008 
chesterton 
It isn't that they can't see the solution.
It is that t... 
6/1/2008 
weyl 
Logic is the hygiene the mathematician practices to keep ... 
5/11/2008 
poisson 
Life is good for only two things, discovering mathematics... 
5/4/2008 
grade one student 
20 + 20 = 40
3 + 3 = 6
I did pluses 20 + 20 = 40
Like ... 
4/27/2008 
mosteller 
It is easy to lie with statistics,
but it's easier to l... 
4/20/2008 
wells 
Statistical thinking will one day be as necessary for eff... 
4/13/2008 
young 
Mathematics has beauties of its owna symmetry and propo... 
4/6/2008 
reid 
Mathematics, once fairly established on the foundation of... 
3/30/2008 
hermite 
Analysis takes back with one hand what it gives with the ... 
3/23/2008 
caballero 
I advise my students to listen carefully the moment they ... 
3/16/2008 
And Vice Versa... 
Torture numbers, and they'll confess to anything.
Greg E... 
3/9/2008 
parker 
Perhaps students' reluctance to use graphs is inherent in... 
2/26/2008 
holmes 
Greatness is not where we stand
but in what direction we... 
2/25/2008 

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.... 
2/24/2008 
So Long, Long Division?...Some Thought! 
Let us consider two machines, each capable of dividing 1,12... 
2/17/2008 
hardy 
I had better say something here about this question of age,... 
2/10/2008 
edison 
Mathematicians make me tired. You ask them to wok out a s... 
2/3/2008 
sawyer 
It was said of Ramanujan that every number seemed to be h... 
1/27/2008 
wooden 
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
J... 
1/20/2008 
burke 
To read without reflecting is like eating without digesti... 
1/13/2008 
emerson 
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there... 
12/30/2007 
lang 
Mathematics is often a lonely business.
Serge Lang
Math... 
12/16/2007 
davis 
Numbers are an indispensible tool of civilization, servin... 
12/9/2007 
kovalevsky 
It is impossible to be a mathematician without being a po... 
12/2/2007 
Davis 
Numbers, like men, have character. Just as there are tall... 
11/25/2007 
oechslin 
Geometry has an ambiguous reputation, associated as much ... 
11/18/2007 
flaubert 
Poetry is as exact a science as geometry.
Gustave Flaub... 
11/11/2007 
michelangelo 
Ancora Imparo.
Michelangelo
Italian artist, age 87
Tra... 
11/4/2007 
rose 
It is not the least of the virtues of mathematics
that i... 
10/28/2007 
eddy 
Many of our students have the preconceived idea that the ... 
10/21/2007 
einstein 
Not everything that can be counted countsand not everythi... 
10/14/2007 
knowles 
The role of the teacher must be redefined from "one ... 
10/7/2007 
rose 
To neglect either the deductive or the intuitive sides of... 
9/30/2007 
sawyer 
The depressing thing about arithmetic badly taught is tha... 
9/23/2007 
saul 
Fame rarely visits the mathematician. While the names Bee... 
9/16/2007 
poul anderson 
I have yet to see any problem, however complicated,
whic... 
9/9/2007 
willis 
Mathematics is not used as a selection device simply beca... 
9/2/2007 
rose 
It is a typical device of mathematics to shake new concep... 
8/26/2007 
bolker 
With common sense and some algebra you can understand the w... 
6/17/2007 
How Little Things Change Over Time..... 
This oldtime comic strip has a professor in front of pup... 
6/10/2007 
random poetry 
I am b5ecoming th8e center of some circ5le,
all p9oints eq... 
6/3/2007 
hillel 
The bashful cannot learn,
nor the irritable teach.
Hille... 
5/27/2007 
bolker 
When I teach real problems at a reasonable rate
students f... 
5/20/2007 
einstein 
The justification for a concept lies exclusively
in its cl... 
5/13/2007 
borge 
I ate my tenderloin with a fork;
I ate my elevenderloin wi... 
5/6/2007 
henry ford 
Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, y... 
4/29/2007 
henry ford 
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probabl... 
4/22/2007 
donghia 
Assumption is the mother of screwup.
Angelo Donghia
Amer... 
4/15/2007 
Virgil 
Uneven numbers are the gods' delight.
Virgil
The Eclogues... 
4/8/2007 
Trudeau 
Pure mathematics is the world's best game. It is more abso... 
4/1/2007 
russell 
I like mathematics because it is not human and has nothing ... 
3/25/2007 
auster 
I've dealt with numbers all my life, of course, and after a... 
3/18/2007 
hertz 
One cannot escape the feeling that these mathematical formu... 
3/11/2007 
preston 
If equations are trains threading the landscape of numbers,... 
3/4/2007 
twain 
We could use up two Eternities in learning all that is to b... 
2/25/2007 
whitehead 
Let us grant that the pursuit of mathematics is a divine ma... 
2/18/2007 
bouton 
Statistics are about as interesting
as firstbase coaches... 
2/11/2007 
keller 
The only thing worse than not being able to see
is to be a... 
2/4/2007 
An eQuote! 
If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sl... 
1/28/2007 
bacon 
Mathematics is the door and key to the sciences.
Roger Bac... 
1/21/2007 
kahan 
When one observes that 33+44+33+55=3435, one must acknowled... 
1/14/2007 
szpiro 
But what are all these theorems and proofs good for? What a... 
1/7/2007 
smith 
Geometry is a mountain. Vigor is needed for its ascent. The... 
12/31/2006 
Thought for the New Year 
To be or not to be  that is the square root of 4 b2.
A. N... 
12/17/2006 
aldington 
Perhaps it is true
that nothing worth knowing can be taug... 
12/10/2006 
adams 
If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questio... 
12/3/2006 
friedman 
When I was growing up, my parents told me, "Finish you... 
11/26/2006 
mencken 
Mathematics contains much that will neither hurt one if one... 
11/19/2006 
luther 
Medicine makes people ill,
mathematics makes them sad
... 
11/12/2006 
baker 
Mathematics must be written into the mind, not read into ... 
11/5/2006 
Benacerraf 
17 is the one arbitrary random number. It's also calle... 
10/29/2006 
hilton 
In reality, so much that goes into the traditional mathem... 
10/22/2006 
Anon 
Math homework problems are two kinds, those that I know how... 
10/15/2006 
Travail of a Math Student 
Normalistic madness! this math
Bound by the web of a graph... 
10/8/2006 
Altshiller 
Mathematics in earnest should be fun;
mathematics in fu... 
10/1/2006 
polya 
A great discovery solves a great problem, but there is a ... 
9/24/2006 
mcdonald 
Opportunity never comes. It's here.
Claude McDonald
... 
9/17/2006 
turan 
If I feel unhappy, I do mathematics to become happy. If I... 
9/10/2006 
hilton 
The study of mathematics starts with the teaching of arit... 
9/3/2006 
disraeli 
There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and sta... 
8/27/2006 
davis 
A proof in a textbook on advanced topics is often a styli... 
6/25/2006 
Gallagher 
Change is inevitable...except for a vending machine.
If th... 
6/18/2006 
anderson 
Tests generally hold the student accountable to perform a f... 
6/11/2006 
sigur 
Triangle geometry has more miracles per square meter than a... 
6/4/2006 
borge 
There are three things I can never remember....
........... 
5/28/2006 
speer 
The rules we use are not mathematics.
It's the processes... 
5/21/2006 
maletsky 
You can't depend on your eyes
when your imagination is o... 
5/14/2006 
brill 
Mathematics, more than any other human activity,
seems ... 
5/7/2006 
luther 
Medicine makes people ill, mathematics makes them sad, an... 
4/30/2006 
bored stu 
Dear God
If I have but one hour remaining to live,
pl... 
4/23/2006 
polya 
If you can't solve a problem,
then there is an easier pr... 
4/16/2006 
proclus 
[Mathematics] arouses our inate knowledge, brings to ligh... 
4/9/2006 
kronecker 
God Himself made the whole numbersEverything else is th... 
4/2/2006 
anon 
I'd like to have a battle of wits with you, but, you appear... 
3/26/2006 
bradwardine 
Mathematics...reveals every genuine truth, for it knows e... 
3/19/2006 
Jyotisa 
Like the crest of a peacock, like the gem on the head of ... 
3/12/2006 
demorgan 
This mysterious 3.14159... which comes in at every door a... 
3/5/2006 
kepler 
Geometria est archtypus pulchritudinis mundi.
(Geometry ... 
2/26/2006 
swanson 
A Raytheon survey of American middle schoolers found that... 
2/19/2006 
boyer 
Nothing pertaining to humanity becomes us so well as math... 
2/12/2006 
keyser 
The golden age of mathematics
that was not the age of ... 
2/5/2006 
hankel 
In most sciences one generation tears down what another h... 
1/29/2006 
Lobachevsky 
There is no branch of mathematics, however abstract, whic... 
1/22/2006 
gauss 
Mathematics is the queen of the sciences and number theor... 
1/15/2006 
d'alembert 
Algebra is generous; she often gives more than is asked o... 
1/8/2006 
barrow 
Mathematicsthe unshaken Foundation of Sciences, and the... 
1/1/2006 
bacon 
Neglect of mathematics works injury to all knowledge, s... 
12/16/2005 
A "Holiday" Quote 
I can't stand to sing the same song the same way two nights... 
12/11/2005 
negroponte 
Impossible at MIT is a code word for "do it."
Nu... 
12/4/2005 
degenres 
We use 10% of our brains.
Imagine how much we could accomp... 
11/27/2005 
numb3rs 
Mathematics is more than formulas and equations.
It's logi... 
11/20/2005 
Alan Saporta 
The best way to escape from a problem
is to solve it.
... 
11/13/2005 
Johannes Kepler 
Geometry existed before the creation.
It is coeternal wi... 
11/6/2005 
kaiser 
Problems are opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. K... 
10/30/2005 
lang 
Mathematics is often a lonely business.
Serge Lang
Ma... 
10/23/2005 
novel 
The most profound joy for any scientist was when the abstra... 
10/16/2005 
mitchell 
Besides learning to see, there is another art to be learned... 
10/12/2005 

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his i... 
10/9/2005 
popper 
Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must ... 
10/2/2005 
young 
[Examinations] as a test of the pupil's attainments by some... 
9/25/2005 
Laplace 
The most important questions in life are, for the most part... 
9/18/2005 
Einstein mindstretching 
Once the mind is stretched,
It will never return to its ... 
9/11/2005 
Confucious 
If one learns only by memory,
and does not think,
all r... 
9/4/2005 
supermarket counters 
It's easy to identify people who can't count to ten. The... 
8/28/2005 
Paul Erdos 
Why are numbers beautiful? It's like asking why is Beeth... 
8/21/2005 
Simon Poisson 
Life is good for only two things, discovering mathematics... 
8/7/2005 
George Bernard Shaw 
The more reasonable a student was in mathematics, the more ... 
8/1/2005 
Albert Einstein 
Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can... 
7/31/2005 
George Polya 
A mathematics teacher is a midwife
in the birth of ideas.... 