# Advice for young (and old) purveyors of the maths 🧮

So this is kind of a followup to my previous article, “Why ‘M’ is the most important letter in STEM (and the alphabet).” I realized that for those who really want to immerse themselves in math — *bathe* in it, *consume* it, *breathe* it, *live* it — the resources I provided at the end of that article were not sufficient.

This realization was sparked by a fellow TKS innovator, Azam (thank you!), who is embarking on the journey towards mathematical enlightenment. Of course, I’m not claiming to have achieved mathematical enlightenment myself. If I had, I would’ve sought monetary profit a long time ago. But, as a lover and connoisseur of all things math, I can offer some advice.

# Projects, not paperwork

If you’re unfamiliar with it, Kumon is a math and reading program that teaches “students [to] study independently from an early age and develop both a high level of academic ability and the ability to learn independently.” You’re given an example the first time a concept is introduced, and then complete worksheet upon worksheet, gradually…