Rudolf Steiner spoke about how mathematics is a training in sense-free thinking. He also spoke of how the proper teaching of mathematics is an important part of the student’s moral and spiritual development. By cultivating mathematical capacities in our students, we are helping to lay the foundation for the student’s spiritual development later in life.
“The student of mathematics must get rid of all arbitrary thinking and follow purely the demands of thought. In thinking in this way, the laws of the spiritual world flow into him. This regulated thinking leads to spiritual truths.”