Nature of Mathematics What is mathematics? Manipulating Numbers to solve problems Other subjects need math Language, tool for a set of standards More then a subject, prerequisite for everything What’s the point in teaching it? To gives students problem solving tools Continue advancement of technology So people can understand it To communicate To function in society, applicable to real life Learning to think in a different way What’s the point learning it? Important life skills you need to know Continue learning Leopold Kronecker once said: "The natural numbers come from God, everything else is man's work." Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not?