Richard Askey Quotes


Like a stool which needs three legs to be stable, mathematics education needs three components: good problems, with many of them being multistep ones, a lot of technical skill, and then a broader view which contains the abstract nature of mathematics and proofs. One does not get all of these at once, but a good mathematics program has them as goals and makes incremental steps toward them at all levels.

Richard Askey
 Born: June 4, 1933
 Occupation: Mathematician
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