Mathematics is no longer inspiring in school

The Telegraph  Editorial
Ironically, it is the urgency to score in Mathematics that prevents students and
teachers from exploring the wonders of the subject, writes Devi Kar.
It is only
after leaving school that I got to know that Florence Nightingale was
not just the ‘Lady with the Lamp’. She was also the first woman to
become a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. During the Crimean
War, she used to prepare and present accurate data of casualties in the
form of tables and diagrams. What an inspiring story this could be for
schoolgirls, of a woman who was a nurse, a social reformer and a
statistician. Alas, most mathematics teachers who teach in high school
say that they neither have the time nor the inclination to tell stories
in class.
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