## THE SPEECH MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig MathsPig ……………………. with Kerry Cue

February 28, 2014### Hello My Mathematical Friends,

### The Gettysburg Address, Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ Speech and Winston Churchill’s ‘We shall fight on the beaches … we shall fight in the fields and in the streets … we shall never surrender’ speech were speeches that inspired millions in difficult times.

### Maths needs an inspiring speech.

### Why?

### Because today too many kids do maths like this:

### They sit in front of a computer. They answer questions on a program as if they’re shooting at a target. They don’t care about the maths. They just want to know their score. All very entertaining … but they’re not working their brains. They do not think.

### Many do not know their tables even in Year 7.

### Maths has turned into a guessing game. And they struggle with it.

### Here is the comic take on the problem: Hugo Does His Homework, sort of.

### But there is a serious side.

### Maths needs an inspiring speech. So listen up Middle School students. Here it is:

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[…] The Kahn Academy. I’m not saying it is easy. (See THE MATHS SPEECH here) I’m telling you it is doable. […]

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