Maureen Huisinga

Adjunct Mathematics Instructor,

DMACC Urban Campus

The Ten Commandments of Math

1. Thou shalt not divide by zero.

2. Thou shalt not put other textbooks before thee in math class.

3. Thou shalt show thy work; check thy work and confirm that thy results are reasonable.

4. Remember thy test days and prepare for them wholly.

5. Thou shalt honor the correct order of operations.

6. Thou shalt not do thy math homework in ink!

7. Thou shalt commit the facts of arithmetic to memory.

8. Thou shalt do unto one side of an equation what thou doest to the other.

9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy original problems; thou shalt copy thy problems accurately and legibly.

10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's paper, not anything that is thy neighbor's.

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