OK world, I concede.
Math really is just a bunch of disconnected rules.
Keywords are a good instructional strategy because getting a right answer now is more important than learning so you can get right answers later on.
This thing has one formula, that thing has a slightly different one; and these have nothing whatsoever to do with each other.
If you’re in situation A, you should do this; unless condition B holds, in which case it’s this other thing.
Oh, and CAUTION! Be sure not to make this error.
If this is bigger than that, treat it this way. If it’s smaller, do the opposite. If they’re equal you don’t have to do anything. Unless they can’t be equal in which case, see the caution above.
These things are equal, while those are congruent. Don’t get these confused.
We can’t take the square root of these things, unless we’re in that class. Not even if you already took that class. But there is no class where we can divide by this. But we can multiply by anything. As long it’s this sort of thing.
Flash cards equal learning.
Memorization is the goal, and the standard by which all should be judged.
Thinking is for losers.
All of the useful ideas in mathematics have already been had by others. We should study those instead of reinventing the wheel.
I concede, world. I concede. You are right.
I give up.