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Should mathematics teachers tell the truth?

Posted by: Gary Ernest Davis on: April 22, 2011

Adults do not always tell the truth to children. It’s common to let children believe there is a tooth fairy, that Father Christmas brings presents at Christmas time, or that a Golem defended the Jews in Prague. Are there similar tales that mathematics teachers tell children? Does mathematics have fibs, lies, and myths? I will […]