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Devac  ·  734 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: An Axiomatic Approach to Algebra and Other Aspects of Life

That's not a typical approach? Mr Harkey sounds like every science or maths teacher that I had (sans chemistry, unfortunately) since fourth grade upwards.

Is mathematics really taught in the same way as some capital memorization for geography? I recall that you were homeschooled, just like I was in a rather weird high school so the perspective of both of us could be somewhat skewed… but (almost?) any approach other than the one in the article strikes me as a weird choice.