I heard this piece on NPR and followed up by reading the accompanying article. It asks the question of why we learn the math we teach in schools? What are the origins of learning math?
NPR: Why We Learn Math Lessons That Date Back 500 Years?
This is a question I encounter every year, multiple time a year. This piece sheds some new light on the historical reasons for the math we teach today. I wonder, why does it remain the same? Why can't we approach math education from a different perspective? Why do we remain so rooted in this historical context?