Paul Lockhart

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Mathematics is the music of reason. To do mathematics is to engage in an act of discovery and conjecture, intuition and inspiration; to be in a state of confusion—not because it makes no sense to you, but because you gave it sense and you still don’t understand what your creation is up to; to have a break-through idea; to be frustrated as an artist; to be awed and overwhelmed by an almost painful beauty; to be alive, damn it.

Paul LockhartA Mathematician’s Lament: How School Cheats Us Out of Our Most Fascinating and Imaginative Art Form

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