“Enhancing the quality of life of all South Africans through numeracy and mathematics training and development that reaches both educators and learners in schools and communities at large.”
“The difference between the poet and the mathematician is that the poet tries to get his head into the heavens while the mathematician tries to get the heavens into his head.”
G.K. Chesterton Novelist September 15, 2016
“Solving a problem for which you know there’s an answer is like climbing a mountain with a guide, along a trail someone else has laid. In mathematics, the truth is somewhere out there in a place no one knows, beyond all the beaten paths. And it’s not always at the top of the mountain. It might be in a crack on the smoothest cliff or somewhere deep in the valley.”
Yōko Ogawa The Housekeeper and the Professor October 4, 2016
"Mathematics should always mean finding patterns and crafting beautiful and meaningful explanations."
Paul Lockhart October 11, 2016
"Mathematics is the cheapest science. Unlike physics or chemistry, it does not require any expensive equipment. All one needs for mathematics is a pencil and paper."
George Pólya October 11, 2016
"Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend."
Francis Bacon October 11, 2016
"Do not imagine that mathematics is hard and crabbed, and repulsive to common sense. It is merely the etherealization of common sense."
William Thomson October 11, 2016
"But in my opinion, all things in nature occur mathematically."
René Descartes October 11, 2016
"[When asked why are numbers beautiful?] - It’s like asking why is Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony beautiful. If you don't see why, someone can't tell you. I know numbers are beautiful. If they aren't beautiful, nothing is."
Paul Erdős October 11, 2016