### A Gap in Mathematics Education

The process of creation of mathematics has the following hierarchically dependent components: Coming up with a concept. Coming up with a question dealing with a relationship between concepts (this includes formulating a hypothesis, as well as finding an example or a counterexample of a concept/phenomenon). Answering a question dealing with a relationship between concepts (this includes proving theorems as well as solving problems without being given the recipe for solution). Applying the answer to a question dealing with a relationship between concepts to answer another such question (this includes solving problems by applying a given recipe for solution). Modern mathematics education (both at the school and at the university levels) focuses mainly on the last two points. What is regarded as a low quality mathematics education would focus only on the last point. For a more whole mathematics education, the first two points must receive as much attention as the last two points do. It is