Friday, 24 May 2013

Top Ten Quotes on Dyscalculia

Following on from my post about dyscalculia, I've been looking around for quotes which might be useful for classroom displays to get students (and teachers!) thinking about the importance of Maths and how we overcome difficulties in this subject. Here are a few I think are worth sharing:

> "It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer." - Albert Einstein

> "If I have been able to see further, it was only because I stood on the shoulders of giants." - Isaac Newton

> "Somebody came up to me after a talk I had given, and say, “You make mathematics seem like fun.” I was inspired to reply, “If it isn’t fun, why do it?”" - Ralph P. Boas

> "I advise my students to listen carefully the moment they decide to take no more mathematics courses. They might be able to hear the sound of closing doors." - James Caballero

> "We only think when confronted with a problem." - John Dewey

"The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple." - S. Gudder

> "I’ve missed 3000 shots. Twenty-six times the game-winning shot has been trusted to me, and I’ve missed. I’ve lost over 300 games. I’ve failed over and over and over again, and that is why I’ve succeeded." - Michael Jordan

> "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." - Chinese Proverb

> "There is no branch of mathematics, however abstract, which may not someday be applied to the phenomena of the real world." - Nicolai Lobachevsky

> "Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics, I assure you that mine are greater." - Albert Einstein

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