Monday, December 13, 2004

Thought for the Day

"There is a great danger in the present day lest science-teaching [and mathematics education] should degenerate into the accumulation of disconnected facts and unexplained formulae, which burden the memory without cultivating the understanding."

--J. D. Everett [In the preface to his 1873 English translation of Elementary Treatise on Natural Philosophy by A Privat Deschanel. (D. Appleton and Co.)]

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