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*Math Gym 2012-13*

1. “One may be a mathematician of the first rank without being able to compute. [And] it is possible to be a great computer without having the slightest idea of mathematics.

– Novalis

– Novalis

2. “You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.”

- Einstein

- Einstein

3. “The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.”

- Bishop W.C. McGee

- Bishop W.C. McGee

4. “I will love you till the last digit of pi.”

- Unknown

- Unknown

5. “Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.”

- Einstein

- Einstein

6. “The essence of math is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.”

- S. Gudder

- S. Gudder

7. “Pure mathematics is the world’s best game. It’s more absorbing than chess, more of a gamble than poker, and lasts longer than Monopoly. It can be played anywhere – Archimedes did it in a bathtub.”

- Richard J. Trudeau, Dots and Lines

- Richard J. Trudeau, Dots and Lines

8. “It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.”

- James Thurber

- James Thurber

9. "Number is the within of all things"

-- Pythagoras

*Math Gym **2011-12*

1. “If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido

only two of them.”

-Phil Pastoret

only two of them.”

-Phil Pastoret

2. “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”

-Einstein

-Einstein

3. “Arithmetic is being able to count to 20 without taking off your shoes.”

- Mickey Mouse

- Mickey Mouse

4. "There are three kinds of people: those who can count and those who can’t."

- Warren Buffet

- Warren Buffet

5. “He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.”

- Confucius

- Confucius

6. "A dozen, a gross, and a score

Plus three times the square root of four

Divided by seven

Plus five times eleven

Is nine squared and not a bit more."

-Leigh Mercer

*A “gross” is a dozen dozens, or 144. A “score” is 20.

Plus three times the square root of four

Divided by seven

Plus five times eleven

Is nine squared and not a bit more."

-Leigh Mercer

*A “gross” is a dozen dozens, or 144. A “score” is 20.

7. “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”

- Einstein

- Einstein

8. “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.”

- Einstein

- Einstein

9. "Without geometry, life is pointless."

- Unknown

- Unknown

10. “If you knew how much work went into it, you wouldn’t call it genius.”

- Michelangelo

- Michelangelo

11. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

- Thomas Edison

- Thomas Edison

12 “Five out of four people have trouble with fractions. “

- Stephen Wright

- Stephen Wright

13. “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing that you can make one.”

- Elbert Hubbard

- Elbert Hubbard

14. “If at first you don’t succeed, you’re like everyone else who went on to greatness.”

- Patrick Combs

- Patrick Combs

15. “Go down deep enough into anything and you will find mathematics.”

- Dean Schlicter

- Dean Schlicter

16. “Mathematics is the only true universal language.”

- Contact

- Contact

17. “Many of life’s failures are people who didn’t know how close they were to success when they gave up.”

- Thomas Edison

- Thomas Edison

18. “42.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot.”

- Stephen Wright

- Stephen Wright

19. Mathematics is no more computation than literature is typing.

- Based on a quote by John Allen Paulos

- Based on a quote by John Allen Paulos

20. “All men are created equal. Some just evolve to become mathematicians.”

- Unknown

- Unknown