Where there is matter, there is geometry.

— Johannes Kepler

## Tremendous Learning Math quotations

In school, my favorite subject was math. That's where I learned to count money.

### The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics.

I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.

### Geometry is the foundation of all painting.

Infants and young children are not just sitting twiddling their thumbs, waiting for their parents to teach them to read and do math. They are expending a vast amount of time and effort in exploring and understanding their immediate world. Healthy education supports and encourages this spontaneous learning.

I'd never been a teacher before, and here I was starting my first day with these eager students. There was a shortage of teachers, and they had been without a math teacher for six months. They were so excited to learn math.

### The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics.

That tenet is the foundation of the do-it-yourself, Socratic, or Texas method.

### The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers.

Mathematics is the supreme judge; from its decisions there is no appeal.

### Obvious is the most dangerous word in mathematics.

### A circle is a round straight line with a hole in the middle.

Children are coming to school with trauma, everyday trauma, that they live under: violence in the homes, alcoholism in the community, unemployment thats 80 percent, not just during the recession. We need to help treat that before they can even go sit in a class and learn about math.

### Mighty is geometry; joined with art, resistless.

The real satisfaction from mathematics is in learning from others and sharing with others.

I am persuaded that this method [for calculating the volume of a sphere] will be of no little service to mathematics. For I foresee that once it is understood and established, it will be used to discover other theorems which have not yet occurred to me, by other mathematicians, now living or yet unborn.

Geometry is the science of correct reasoning on incorrect figures.

So what should we say when children complete a task—say, math problems—quickly and perfectly? Should we deny them the praise they have earned? Yes. When this happens, I say, “Whoops. I guess that was too easy. I apologize for wasting your time. Let’s do something you can really learn from!

A good stack of examples, as large as possible, is indispensable for a thorough understanding of any concept,and when I want to learn something new, I make it my first job to build one.

The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you're learning you're not old.

Somehow it's O.K. for people to chuckle about not being good at math. Yet if I said, 'I never learned to read,' they'd say I was an illiterate dolt.

I never got a pass mark in math... Just imagine - mathematicians now use my prints to illustrate their books. Funny me consorting with all these learned folks, as though I were their long lost brother. I guess they are unaware of the fact that I am ignorant about the whole thing.

Mathematics consists in proving the most obvious thing in the least obvious way.

### Mathematics is not a deductive science - that's a cliché.

.. What you do is trial and error, experimentation, guesswork.

Arithmetic is where numbers fly like pigeons in and out of your head.

### As a child, I was called stupid and lazy.

On the SAT I got 159 out of 800 in math. My parents had no idea that I had a learning disability.

### Anyone who cannot cope with mathematics is not fully human.

At best, he is a tolerable subhuman who has learned to wear his shoes, bathe, and not make messes in the house.

Chess can help a child develop logical thinking, decision making, reasoning, and pattern recognition skills, which in turn can help math and verbal skills.

We could use up two Eternities in learning all that is to be learned about our own world and the thousands of nations that have arisen and flourished and vanished from it. Mathematics alone would occupy me eight million years.

Each day learn something new, and just as important, relearn something old.

Children need far more than basic skills in reading, writing, and math, as important as those might be. Children also need to learn how to think for themselves, how to find meaning in what they learn, and how to work and live together.

### We never know what we are talking about.

Arithmetic is numbers you squeeze from your head to your hand to your pencil to your paper till you get the answer.

### I take great solace that Einstein failed math.

I failed math. I also failed English and home economics. Einstein was an underachiever.

I was never as focused in math, science, computer science, etcetera, as the people who were best at it. I wanted to create amazing screensavers that did beautiful visualizations of music. It's like, "Oh, I have to learn computer science to do that."