## Lockhart's Lament

A Mathematician's Lament is an essay I read a while ago that was written by Paul Lockhart, a math teacher. It expresses, in ways far more articulate than I ever could, some of the things that are wrong with the way people are taught mathematics: Namely that no-one actually does any *mathematics* proper until their undergrad and even then only if you are studying one of the few disciplines that requires *real* math courses.

Check it out. It's a good read.