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Description: Problematic vocabulary, notation, mnemonics, and other shortcuts re-considered and "fixed" by teachers who "want to put a stop to the superficial, cheap tricks that have infected the teaching and learning of math." Submit your own trick, or debate and comment on PEMDAS, "two negatives make a positive," "hungry" symbols (less than and greater than), cross multiplication, FOIL, "the square root and square cancel," and other math classroom cliches.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Web-Based Discussions, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Math Topics: Communicating Math
Math Ed Topics: Specific Math Concepts/Techniques

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