Children - the
Children are our future, our only future. Without
the children, our species vanishes from the planet in less than
a100 years. The last of the olders became unable to care for themselves
would die miserable
deaths from starvation and neglect the lack of anyone to provide
the goods and services that they need. These facts can lead to
the following beliefs.
1. The most important people for the specie are
parents, they bring our future into being.
2. Next is the village that help raise the children,
they bring the childern to maturity so they can fulfill the future.
3. The next most important are the teachers, they
pass on to the future the skills and knowledge the society needs to survive.
4. All others follow. Their order of importance
depends on issue at hand. Without the first three above, the others do not have
the most essential resource for their endeavors - knowledgeable
1. Children and adults alike,
regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, social and economic status,
occupation, or any of the other characteristics that describe our diversity,
everyone, with the appropriate environment can enjoyably learn and use any
subject including mathematics, and science. And have fun doing it.
2. The appropriate environment for
learning is one which respects, cherishes and accepts the validity of different
learning styles and different points of view, and extensively uses theses
differences; one which gives everyone the opportunity to challenge and to be
challenged, to question and to be questioned; one which allows everyone to
freely explore and express their ideas and thoughts. .
3. Learning is a life long,
self-directed process of personal development, of ever increasing one's
knowledge and understanding, and developing and improving one's skills and
4. To be a most effective and
successful learner one must be knowledgeable about the art and science of
5. The ultimate failure is not to
6. The ultimate success is to have
failed, to learn from that failure, and move on to keep trying until it
1. The attitudes towards, and proficiencies in,
mathematics and science of all adults who interact with children,
including parents, other care givers, relatives, teachers, business people
community at large, profoundly influence the attitudes of the children
towards mathematics and science, and the opportunities for all children
and science .
2. The attitudes towards and understanding of
education, learning and teaching of all adults profoundly affects the quality
and efficacy of the education and educational resources made available to our
children, and to society as a whole.