Mathematics for Teaching Category: Humor

Category: Humor

Definitions of Commonly Used Words in Math Lectures

It’s time to review some terms you hear in math lectures. If you are not doing well in math, it’s probably because of miscommunications and not for any other reason. BRIEFLY: I’m running out of time, so I’ll just write and talk faster. BRUTE FORCE: Four special cases, three counting arguments, two long inductions, and…

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Two Plus Two Apples or Why Indians Flunk

I found a piece of paper with this little poem inserted in my old notebook. It was written by Beverly Slapin. I realized I was born an Indian and will always be. All right, class, let’s see who know what two plus two is. Yes, Doris? I have a question. Two plus two what? Two…

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Who increased the debt? – a lesson on graphs

Graphs display information in an organized and easy-to-read manner.They are visual representations of quantities and their relationships so they are not pictures. That graphs are pictures is a common misconception. By end of fourth grade a pupil should be able create, understand and interpret at least the basics of three types of graphs, line, bar graphs…

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