My Dear Aunt Sally Was Wrong! Addressing Some Common Misconceptions in Math

Speaker:  Christy Walters
Join noted author and highly successful math tutor Christy Walters as we examine some common fallacies in math. One of the most prevalent misconceptions is the (incorrect) belief that the phrase “Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally” says that the order of operations states that one must always multiply before dividing and that one should always add before subtracting. We will also discuss other misconceptions related to the order of operations as well as topics involving exponents and percentages. The topics for this workshop arise from real-world tutoring experience of explaining the proper techniques to students. There will be time for questions from participants.


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