## The Ten Commandments of Mathematics

- Thou shalt read thy problem...carefully.
- Whatsoever thou doest to one side of thy equation, do ye also to the other.
- Thou must use thy "common sense", else thou wilt have flagpoles 9,000 feet high. Yea, even fathers younger than sons.
- Thou shalt ignore the teachings of false prophets to do all thy work in thy head.
- When thou knowest not, thou shalt look it up; and if thy search still elude thee, thou shalt ask thy All-Knowing Teacher.
- Thou shalt master each step before putting thy heavy foot down on the next.
- Thy correct answer does not prove that thou hast worked thy problem correctly. This argument convincest none, least of all thy Teacher.
- Thou shalt first see that thou hast copied thy problem correctly, before bearing false witness that the answer book lieth.
- Thou shalt look back even unto thy youth and remember thy arithmetic.
- 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.

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