The Role of Creative Play in Mathematics

The Role of Creative Play in Mathematics

Some recent events triggered a depressive episode. For the past week, I’ve been feeling helpless and overwhelmed. I admit that I started losing some hope that things would improve. Luckily, I had a math dream! I think it was my brain’s way of cheering me up. I decided...
The Truth About G.H. Hardy

The Truth About G.H. Hardy

G.H. Hardy wasn’t always my favorite mathematician. My first love was Gauss. A titan of mathematics and physics worlds. I learned all the well-known stories in my physics class. The most famous, how Gauss figured out how to sum all the numbers from 1-100. What I...
What Math Anxiety Feels Like

What Math Anxiety Feels Like

Recently, I’ve read some excellent articles that cover math anxiety.They have me reflecting on my own childhood.I remember this time vividly, due to trauma I experienced. Even as an adult, it is difficult to leave the painful experiences behind. When we talk...
The Story of the Locked Box and the Key of Dreams

The Story of the Locked Box and the Key of Dreams

I don’t think that I’ve ever had full access to my mathematical abilities. When I was a child, I struggled with math and was behind developmentally from other children. I had issues associated with dyscalculia. Such as an inability to read an analog clock or make...

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