The Ontario government is again thinking that somebody needs to do something about math education. In the near future, many people will ask me whether they really need to know math to learn about the real estate business. Enough people think that numbers are not important in business because success seems to depend on getting things done, on communication, on personal relationships and so on.
This post is about how numbers, plus more advanced forms of mathematics, are important because solving problems is fun and useful. For nearly everybody, the real goal of learning math should be to become comfortable with it. Continue reading