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by Carlos Sotuyo

A few words about my philosophy of teaching:


1. The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery, wrote Mark Van Doren.  As a teacher, I try my best to assist my students in understanding the underlying logic that is always present in a mathematical statement.


2. I encorage my students to ask why. Always ask. Always, why?



3. Play. Play with numbers, ideas, geometric shapes in the space. Space and patterns, key concepts to understand mathematics.

Albert Einstein said it this way: If A is success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.




Two videos:

'Stop teaching calculating, start learning maths' - Conrad Wolfram on how re-conceptualized maths in education can step up to real-world needs.


Two: Richard Feynman talks about Algebra


Richard Feynman was a Nobel-‐prize winning physicist: