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Tabloid-like news about current math issues that often appear on social media to alarm an oft-innumerate and mathophobic readership.
Fake math serves a purpose in "educating" the pubIic about the lighter side of mathematics—it helps humanize a dry and boring school subject that has little relevance to most students.
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by MathPlus January 27, 2017
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Math questions that test students to identify incorrect or illegal steps in a solution, which might even lead to a correct answer—for example, mathematical paradoxes and fallacies do promote such false reasoning.
In future PISA tests, students are likely to be exposed to fake math questions, where they're expected to use their critical thinking skills to solve them.
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by MathPlus March 18, 2017
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