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Topic: Dy/Dan and Dumb Stupid Algebra
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Louis Talman

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Re: Dy/Dan and Dumb Stupid Algebra
Posted: Jul 25, 2014 11:10 PM
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On Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:14:51 -0600, Robert Hansen <bob@rsccore.com> wrote:

> This should make for an enjoyable column.
>
> http://blog.mrmeyer.com/2014/makeover-these-tragic-write-an-expression-problems/
>
> Ask programmers what their work life would be like without variables and
> they?ll likely respond that their work life would be impossible.
> Variables enable every single function of whatever device you?re reading
> this post on.
>
> But ask students what their school life would be like without variables
> and they?ll likely respond that their school life would be great.
>
> ????
>
> Do you spot the issue?
>
> Ask programmers.
> Ask students.



That isn't the issue.

The issue is that neither they nor RH seem to recognize that pronouns are
variables, and they use them constantly.

- --Louis A. Talman
Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Metropolitan State University of Denver

<http://rowdy.msudenver.edu/~talmanl>



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