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July 30-August 3, 2011
Omaha, Nebraska

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The Answer Is in the Back of the Book
  Location: SS Ballroom DE
  Date: Wednesday, Aug.3
  Time: 8:50 AM -9:00 AM
  Author: Stephanie Magleby, Brigham Young University
8014228319, sam25@physics.byu.edu
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: One plus one is three; because three is the answer in the back of the book. Sound familiar? We have seen increased instances of this kind of "wishful math" in our undergraduate physics and engineering courses. In this talk I will discuss the pedagogical pros and cons of having the answer readily available in the back of the book. Also, we discuss different teaching and grading techniques to counteract this "creative math" trend.
  Footnotes: None
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