Reuben Hersh and Vera John-Steiner talk about the love/hate relationship with math on InsideHigherEd

Reuben Hersh and Vera John-Steinver were interviewed about their new book LOVING AND HATING MATHEMATICS: Challenging the Myths of Mathematical Life  by the renowned education website  Their interview has received numerous comments the moment it was posted yesterday so take a look here.

From the interview….

Q: What are some of the key changes you would like to see in mathematics education at the primary and secondary levels, and why are they needed?

Reuben Hersh: The most important is to pay math teachers enough so that the public schools can compete for mathematically talented people in the job market….