“It never occurred to me that math could be fun until the day in grade school that my father gave me a book of 19th-century puzzles assembled by Mr. Gardner (…)”
“(…)«Martin has turned thousands of children into mathematicians, and thousands of mathematicians into children. »”
““I don’t think I ever wrote a column that required calculus,” he says. “The big secret of my success as a columnist was that I didn’t know much about math.
I had to struggle to get everything clear before I wrote a column, so that meant I could write it in a way that people could understand.» ”