I've been doing a lot of thinking about math recently and you can expect to read about it fairly often on this page. Teaching math can feel like a balancing act. On the one hand, computational skills are vital to math literacy. They must be taught and practiced. On the other hand, the beauty of the mathematics and its connection to the natural world is also crucial. Without exploring the wonder of math, it is dull and lifeless. Without knowing some foundational pieces, one is blind to the wonder.