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The Eleven Commandments
1Thou shalt read thy problem...carefully.
2Whatsoever thou doest to one side of thyequation, do ye also to the other.
3Thou must use thy "common sense", elsethou wilt have flagpoles 9,000 feet high.Yea, even fathers younger than sons.
4Thou shalt ignore the teachings of falseprophets to do all thy work in thy head.
5When thou knowest not, thou shalt look itup; and if thy search still elude thee, thoushalt ask thy All-Knowing Teacher.
6Thou shalt master each step beforeputting thy heavy foot down on the next.
7Thy correct answer does not prove thatthou hast worked thy problem correctly.This argument convincest none, least ofall t...
8Thou shalt first see that thou hast copiedthy problem correctly, before bearing falsewitness that the answer book lieth.
9Thou shalt look back even unto thy youthand remember thy arithmetic.
10Thou shalt learn, read, write ,speak, andlisten correctly in the language ofmathematics, and verily As and Bs shallfollo...
11My own Maths teacher (thank you MrHind) taught me the 11th commandment…Thou shalt not divide by zero.
Thank you …….to whoever wrote these!Having trawled the Internet I can findmany copies (and variations) but noattribution t...
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  1. 1. The Eleven Commandments
  2. 2. 1Thou shalt read thy problem...carefully.
  3. 3. 2Whatsoever thou doest to one side of thyequation, do ye also to the other.
  4. 4. 3Thou must use thy "common sense", elsethou wilt have flagpoles 9,000 feet high.Yea, even fathers younger than sons.
  5. 5. 4Thou shalt ignore the teachings of falseprophets to do all thy work in thy head.
  6. 6. 5When thou knowest not, thou shalt look itup; and if thy search still elude thee, thoushalt ask thy All-Knowing Teacher.
  7. 7. 6Thou shalt master each step beforeputting thy heavy foot down on the next.
  8. 8. 7Thy correct answer does not prove thatthou hast worked thy problem correctly.This argument convincest none, least ofall thy Teacher.
  9. 9. 8Thou shalt first see that thou hast copiedthy problem correctly, before bearing falsewitness that the answer book lieth.
  10. 10. 9Thou shalt look back even unto thy youthand remember thy arithmetic.
  11. 11. 10Thou shalt learn, read, write ,speak, andlisten correctly in the language ofmathematics, and verily As and Bs shallfollow thee even unto graduation.
  12. 12. 11My own Maths teacher (thank you MrHind) taught me the 11th commandment…Thou shalt not divide by zero.
  13. 13. Thank you …….to whoever wrote these!Having trawled the Internet I can findmany copies (and variations) but noattribution to the original author.If anyone knows of the author please letme know.
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