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Topic: Math teachers can no longer use f(x)?
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kirby urner

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Re: Math teachers can no longer use f(x)?
Posted: Oct 25, 2012 1:38 PM
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On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 10:02 AM, Joe Niederberger
<niederberger@comcast.net> wrote:
> How about f.x instead?
> Kirby was prescient. ;-)
>
> Joe N


I think it is a useful exercise to imagine a sudden change wherein
your own native way of expressing particular concepts is rendered
verboten all of a sudden.

Out here in the Pacific Northwest, we have the Warm Springs museum,
wherein the local Warm Springs tribe, using income from a resort /
casino (popular, family friendly) documents in a state-of-the-art
museum those dark days when the know-betters invaded, took their
children into boarding schools, and returned them as robot-zombies,
duly "reformed" (Christianized or whatever).

Parent: "f(x)?"

Brainwashed child: "You are a savage, dad. You will not force me to
learn 'f(x)' or any of your godforsaken / heathen 'mathematics'?

Parent: What? Who told you that?

Child: Lands' End

Kirby



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