Jeremy Côté

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Only Numbers and Algebra

Learning mathematics in school and doing mathematics in general are not the same thing.

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Not Necessary

In mathematics, the terms “necessary” and “sufficient” have technical meanings. These terms come about when looking at two statements P and Q. If we say that P is sufficient for Q, then that means if P is true, Q automatically has to be true (P implies Q). On the other hand, if P is only necessary for Q, having P be true doesn’t mean Q has to be true (but the other way works, so Q implies P). If we have the P is both necessary and sufficient for Q, that means having one gives us the other for free. They are tied together and are inseparable.

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Memorization in Education

Educators have unrealistic views about memorization.

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What Counts As Cheating?

This sounds like an easy question, but I think I have a bit of a different perspective on it.

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