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Nix the Tricks

Marcia Torgrude Apprentice
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I have been addressing the need for deep conceptual understanding within all math trainings from grades K-12 and one of the topics of discussion has been the use of mnemonics to remember how to do something in mathematics. One of my cohorts just got this email and I was thrilled that many others are trying to "Nix the Tricks". Nix the Tricks - has raised many questions and debates. This site has a free eBook developed by math teachers to open the discussion of learning with understanding. 

 

What are your thoughts about such mnemonics as PEMDAS, FOIL, and others?

  • Re: Nix the Tricks
    akong New User
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    This document definitely helps bring out more of the conceptual before procedural concepts that so many teachers and students struggle with. I know that as a former teacher, I hardly ever used FOIL because of so many misconceptions that arose from it. Thanks you for sharing a free resource!

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