How to Help Children Love Mathematics

In September 2013, the New York Times had an excellent op-ed piece entitled “How I Fell in Love With Math.” Unfortunately, I saw it today, and I got goosebumps because I have always loved math.

Every person is a product of his or her childhood experiences. I remember sitting in the back of a church when I was 12. I didn’t want to be there in the middle of the week. My parents allowed me to have my…