Math education is broken today. There are Math haters and Math Lovers. As if Math was an ideology! The Math lovers are full of arrogance and the haters have given up – I am not a Math Person.
We don’t know whom to blame. The examinations, the competitive nature of of our society, the marks, the curriculum, and the expectations attached. Teachers who don’t love the subject and worry about completing the curriculum. Parents who show off when their kids score higher in Math.
And in all of this, the Math is lost. The creativity is lost. The curiosity is never given a chance. The love is lost. We have destroyed a beautiful and joyful creative art form. And as all of this is happening, we are destroying the chance to raise a generation of creative problem solvers and clear thinkers.
Sadly, our present system of mathematics education is precisely this kind of nightmare. In fact, if I had to design a mechanism for the express purpose of destroying a child’s natural curiosity and love of pattern-making, I couldn’t possibly do as good a job as is currently being done— I simply wouldn’t have the imagination to come up with the kind of senseless, soul- crushing ideas that constitute contemporary mathematics education.
To give an opportunity to as many people as possible (especially children) to experience Math for it truly is, give them a chance to do real Math, to experience the beautiful moments of creative struggle and understanding, to become clear thinkers, to build patience and resilience to work on hard problems, and develop a greater appetite for inquiry and exploration until they arrive at the truth.
We will have a much more creative and compassionate society if more people have a chance to experience real Mathematical Thinking and Problem Solving.
“The goal of mathematics education should be to think creatively, not simply to arrive at the right answer.”
We do everything with love.
If there is fear in the mind, there is no learning. The fear of examinations, the feat of not understanding, the fear of being slow, the fear of being wrong.
Only love can destroy fear. It gives you the freedom to explore, to think, to be wrong, and to fail. Only when the learner and teacher are without fear, then there can be real learning.
All our programs, live sessions, content and videos are designed to develop understanding, curiosity, creativity and a problem solving attitude.
Who started this?
Hi, I am Karan. I started Love For Math and run this website and various programs offered here. I loved Math and solving interesting problems as a child, in school. I used to have hundreds of questions in my mind about what we were learning. But most of those questions stayed unanswered. There was never enough time. Here, I try to create the space to help you learn Math in a way that all questions can be explored, and you can make your own discoveries. And in the process, you have fun, and become deep and clear thinkers.
My Past Experiences!
I am alumni of IIT Delhi and Teach For India, where I got a chance to work with an amazing team at a school run by the Akanksha Foundation.
Another wonderful experience was working with another team of very creative people at Better By Design, an education startup.
I have also worked with the Education Technology Lab at IIT Bombay on the Tulna Project, aimed to drive quality standards in EdTech products.