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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • > I wonder how I can teach her not to let the school put brakes on her exploration.

        0 - 10 + 10 != 10

    Very important to understand debt in the modern world.

    I'm reminded of kindergarten (0th grade) where we had these 10x10 grids and we had to fill them out with the numbers 1-100. I figured out an assembly-line mode for this busy work where I wrote all of the 10s columns, then all of the 1s columns. I got scolded. Years later I realized that I had implicitly understood the base-ten number system. Math was really stunted for me until 4th grade, where I had the most saintly teacher -- I was playing with triangles and had discovered some relationship (think it was the sum of the angles). When I asked her about it, she seized the opportunity and taught me the Pythagorean theorem on the spot. She later moved into teaching high-school AP classes -- probably more bored in the 4th grade than I was.