I’ve started teaching mathematics. “Live” and online, which I find to be even more exciting than ever. I’ve got three kids from London whom I teach on Skype. How can it possibly fail to be amazing or rewarding!?! Yesterday we talked about fractions approaching zero, when their denominators approach infinity. And I felt that the kid online (year 9) had understood the beauty and transcendence of all that! What an experience to share! I could have cried, I felt as if running on a parallel track with the kid and those fractions, and when they were approaching infinity, I was approaching something which was as close to bliss as made no difference
I’ve also just cobbled something like an “ad” for those “Maths on Skype”, the link of which I’m including below. I pretend to be able to teach in Russian and French. The latter parlance would be a bit of a challenge for me, at least initially, but I hope to be able to get my “religious” message across. Yes, the C of M (the Church of Maths) should be joined by everyone to promote Peace on Earth as IMHO it is the least contradictory (not counting French grammar 🙂) and the most peaceful religion that humans have ever invented !!!
Please check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-1Vy9tRXWU
While I agree that math is beautiful, I don’t think that it can be classified as a “religion” even metaphorically. Let’s assume that math is really a religion, then I’m sure that it would be a very chaotic and controversial subject. This is true with the other sciences as well.
I agree. For Mathematics it would be the opposite of Gilding the Lily to be called by any other name. Thank you very much for your comment.