Draft SectionsThe full text currently includes 7 chapters with illustrations and examples. Is there a trick you hate to see that's missing? Is there a better way to teach a trick that's been nixed? What about things that could be taught better but don't necessarily fall under the heading "trick"?
- Once someone submits a trick it goes to this document for peer review. Leave a comment on whether the proposed additions are truly tricks and the best way to fix them. All comments will be considered for the next edition of the book.
- Students may memorize more definitions of vocabulary terms without understanding than they do methods of problem solving. Ideally students have enough experience with a concept that they already understand the meaning before they have a word to describe that thing they have been talking about. This document is for creating succinct definitions of terms without losing meaning. And for disambiguation.
- In mathematics, the symbols we use are as much a part of the language as the vocabulary terms are. This document presents appropriate notation and considers when it is best to introduce the symbols.
- This form is the place to submit any and all thoughts that don't fit in a comment on one of the documents above. Want to add a new trick, term or symbol to the draft pages? Have an example of student work that exemplifies the issues with using tricks? Want to volunteer to help with this project? Any commentary at all, goes to the submission form.