Mathematicians experiment and play with creative and imaginative ideas, many of them accessible to children. Other ideas (infinity is a good example) have already piqued many children's curiosity, but their profound mathematical importance is not widely known or understood. The MegaMath project brings unusual and important mathematical ideas to elementary school classrooms so that students and teachers can think about them together.
The MegaMath site features:
- The Most Colorful Math of All - Games on Graphs - Untangling the Mathematics of Knots - Algorithms and Ice Cream for All - Machines that Eat Your Words - Welcome to the Hotel Infinity - A Usual Day at Unusual School
"A Mathematician is a machine for turning coffee into theorems. - Paul ErdÃ¶s
"On two occasions I have been asked [by members of Parliament], 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question." - Charles Babbage
"Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics, I assure you that mine are greater." - Albert Einstein
A collection of mathematical quotations culled from many sources. You may conduct a keyword search through the quotation database, download the whole collection at once (there are about 83 printed pages), or browse the quotations page by page. The quotations are organized in alphabetical order by the author's last name.