There is a popular idea that the study of mathematics and the application of formal logic will increase one’s ability to think logically in life, and consequently the student trained in logic will be more successful in solving problems. This is absolutely not true. … What will be of help in the lives of our students is self-discipline, responsible attitudes, persistence, love of learning, respect for others, honest self-analysis, and the self-esteem that comes from meeting rigorous challenges. The value of school is not so much in the studies, but through the studies. Contrary to Locke’s opinion, there is nothing wrong with teaching algebra and geometry to children, if only the algebra and geometry are not the goal, but rather the medium through which character is developed.

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