Ten Commandments of Math
Date: 07/05/97 at 21:10:31 From: alicia pope Subject: 10 commandments of math I'm trying to find a copy of the Ten Commandments of Math. Any idea where to look or what they are? Thanks, Alicia
Date: 07/08/97 at 13:31:53 From: Doctor Terrel Subject: Re: 10 commandments of math Dear Alicia, Here is the Ten Commandments form that I found several years ago. There may be other versions, but I think you'll like this one for sure. The TEN COMMANDMENTS of MATHEMATICS 1. Thou shalt read thy problem...carefully. 2. Whatsoever thou doest to one side of thy equation, do ye also to the other. 3. Thou must use thy "common sense", else thou wilt have flagpoles 9,000 feet high. Yea, even fathers younger than sons. 4. Thou shalt ignore the teachings of false prophets to do all thy work in thy head. 5. When thou knowest not, thou shalt look it up; and if thy search still elude thee, thou shalt ask thy All-Knowing Teacher. 6. Thou shalt master each step before putting thy heavy foot down on the next. 7. Thy correct answer does not prove that thou hast worked thy problem correctly. This argument convincest none, least of all thy Teacher. 8. Thou shalt first see that thou hast copied thy problem correctly, before bearing false witness that the answer book lieth. 9. Thou shalt look back even unto thy youth and remember thy arithmetic. 10. Thou shalt learn, read, write, speak, and listen correctly in the language of mathematics, and verily A's and B's shall follow thee even unto graduation. -Doctor Terrel, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
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