Shakuntala Devi

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Education is not just about going to school and getting a degree. It's about widening your knowledge and absorbing the truth about life. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Life
I cannot transfer my abilities to anyone, but I can think of quicker ways with which to help people develop numerical aptitude.
I don't even possess a car. I ride in auto-rickshaws because I like to be a part of the masses. I don't want to single myself out as someone up and above.
I grew up in a semi-slum area in Gavipuram, Guttahalli.
I have been running maths clubs for children completely free. In my building in Bangalore, I conduct maths clubs for several months, and every child who attended the club was poor in mathematics and is now showing brilliant results.
I have written a book called 'In the Wonderland of Numbers.' It's about a young girl, Neha, who is very poor in mathematics, but in a series of illusory experiences, she becomes a great mathematician.
I haven't had any formal education. Through the grace of god, I am gifted in mathematics and the English language. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Religion & God
I relax completely when I'm at rest. I don't think of numbers; I don't think of work. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I was performing at a New Jersey high school, and I asked a class of 2,000 students, 'How many of you love mathematics?' and only one hand went up. And that was the hand of the maths teacher! Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
If you do not use a muscle or any part of the body, it tends to become atrophic. So is the case with the brain. The more you use it, the better it becomes.
Nobody challenges me. I challenge myself.
Numbers have life; they're not just symbols on paper. Life
Students shy away from Maths, but in reality Maths is the best friend of man.
Why do children dread mathematics? Because of the wrong approach. Because it is looked at as a subject.
Without mathematics, there's nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.
You develop a sympathy for all human beings when you travel a lot. Travel ;Sympathy