Sofya Kovalevskaya and Marian Small would have had good conversations had they been contemporaries. Sofya Kovalevskaya was a mathematician in an age where mathematics was a man’s domain. Marian Small is Canada’s most prolific math educator. Here is a quote from each of them…

Many confuse [mathematics] with arithmetic, and consider it an arid science. In reality, however, it is a science which requires a great amount of imagination.

Sofya Kovalevskaya

It is our main mission to want kids to be curious… It doesn’t always need to be pactical.

Marian Small