Our Academic Goal
To develop freedom of thought
We want to get kids excited about learning. As described by the great physicist Richard Feynman, we see our subject less specifically in terms of math and more generally in terms of developing freedom of thought: "What we have been doing in the past is teaching just one fixed way to do arithmetic problems, instead of teaching flexibility of mind - the various possible ways of writing down a problem, the possible ways of thinking about it, and the possible ways of getting at the problem." Our goal with Everyone Counts is therefore to teach "a new subject in a sense - an attitude of mind toward numbers and toward mathematical questions which is precisely that attitude of mind which is so successful later in technical applications of mathematics."