chapter  10
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A Play on the Wickedness of Undone Sums, Including a Brief Mytho-Phenomenology of “X” and Some Speculations on the Effects of Its Peculiar Absence in Elementary Mathematics Eduction

WithDavid W. Jardine, Sharon Friesen

The memories of childhood have no order, and so I remember that never was there such a dame school as ours, so firm and kind and smelling of galoshes, with the sweet and fumbled music of the piano lessons drifting down from upstairs to the lonely school room, where only the sometimes tearful wicked sat over undone sums.