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It’s fun to hate math

By Murray Bourne, 10 Aug 2005

This is part of an ad for an investment company:


  1. A lot of people hate mathematics - and this kind of advertisement helps to perpetuate that hate
  2. When mathematics is taught in a much more practical, applied and hands-on manner, and when we let computers (or calculators) do more of the tedious algebra, then we have some hope of more students liking math.
  3. The left hand side of their second equation makes no sense mathematically...:-)

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