Date: Jul 6, 1995 8:34 PM
Author: Chi-Tien Hsu
Subject: Re: What are the "basic" facts?

Norm wrote:
>To me, the fact that multiplication can make things larger OR smaller (or
not change things at all) is a far more *basic* fact than those "times
tables" students are forced to memorize.>>

I find it interesting to compare which is more "basic" here.

With an arm, if you don't know how to use it to grasp thing to make thing...
then the arm is useless. But, without arm, none can be done......
Which is more "basic"?

Just a thought