I have always disagreed with government ministers who assert that it is a good idea to separate teaching from research at the universities. For I believe that with mathematics, research and good teaching go hand in hand. And if we interpret ‘research’ in its widest terms of questioning, discovery, involvement, etc, then I believe that the same holds true at the school level. Mathematics needs to be taught as a vibrant, living subject which challenges the intellect and the imagination, not as a dusty collection of historical facts. Further, asking questions is just as much fun as answering them!