For a long time now I have been very frustrated with the home school math program I have been using. I don't know how to communicate these ideas to Zak in a way that he will understand. His teacher says that he is doing well but I know that he is able to perform the functions asked of him without really getting it.
I don't blame him. I hate math. I am the "anti- math". I'm a free spirit, I like creative expression, imagination ... etc. math is .. well.. you know ... math.
But what if math wasn't the dull dry lump of grey cement that I imagine it to be? What if it is in fact a very beautiful if not well understood form of art?
I am reading the most fascinating and challenging book right now that is really changing the way I want to do math. It is called A Mathmetician's Lament.
Here is the captivating quote on the inside cover that caused me to purchase the book on a whim:
If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.- Antoine de Saint Exupery
Anyone know of any good resources to help me on my way?