Children Can Use Mathematics to Make Something- Something Interesting

By Ben • education, math, quotes • 9 May 2013

Children should use math to make something- something interesting.

Seymour Papert:

"But children, what can they make with mathematics? Not much. They sit in class and they write numbers on pieces of paper. That's not making anything very exciting. So we've tried to find ways that children can use mathematics to make something- something interesting, so that the children's relationship to mathematics is more like the engineer's, or the scientist's, or the banker's, or all the important people who use mathematics constructively to construct something."

by Seymour Papert,
via @davidwees

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