Mathematical Related Quotes

The Jibaro Indians of the Amazon rain forest express the number five by the phrase
"wehe amukei,"
"I have finished one hand," and the number ten by "mai wehe amukei,"
"I have finished both hands."

Frank J. Swetz

"These landmarks must not be treated as objectives to be marked off. The goal is to mathematize not pass landmarks. Enjoy the journey create systems to do mathematics with the knowledge that students have. One should recognize the fallacy of thinking there can be one activity or sequence of activities for all students."

Catherine Twomey Fosnot & Maarten Dolk in Young Mathematicians at Work: Constructing Number Sense, Addition, and Subtraction

One of the universal customs that man has successfully established on earth is the Hindu - Arabic numerals to record numbers.