At the Q-Center, we believe in teaching mathematics as a language. Students need to learn the grammar and vocabulary of mathematics, skills like the ability to solve particular equations. Beyond that, they need to learn to use this language to successfully interpret the world in their chosen profession. Finally, learning this language should provide an insight into new ways of thinking, and students should gain a cultural understanding of how mathematics fits into the world.
The Q-Center was formally established in January 2006 with the initial charge to: