On 13/08/2014 7:00 PM, Wayne Bishop wrote: > At 04:14 PM 8/13/2014, email@example.com wrote: > >> If the student has graphed y=|y| , (y^2 + (x-3)^2) = .001 etc., it >> would be appropriate to ask the student to provide an equation for >> the whole plane or the equation whose graph is the single point (9,-2). >> >> Note that these examples are unlikely to be examined in the standard >> (pre-calc function-fixated) curriculum, but developing an interest in >> mathematics may not be equivalent to preparing for calculus. > > Oh my yes! This will help develop an interest in mathematics!! The > non--calculus bound students will be ecstatic!!! Wanna buy my bridge? > > Wayne Calculus-bound students will also hopefully find some interest in such topics. Am I the only teacher who has attempted to find a reference to "truth" in the index of a math text & come up short? Is there any reason why a text would not state that solving is essentially a search for truth?