- Thou shalt read Thy problem.
- Whatsoever Thou doest to one side of ye equation,
Do ye also to the other.
- Thou must use Thy "Common Sense",
else Thou wilt have flagpoles 9,000 feet in height,
yea ... even fathers younger than sons.
- Thou shalt ignore the teachings of false prophets to do
work in Thy head.
- When Thou knowest not, Thou shalt look it up,
and if Thy search still elude Thee,
Then Thou shalt ask the all-knowing teacher.
- Thou shalt master each step before putting Thy heavy
foot down on the next.
- Thy correct answer does not prove that Thou hast
worked Thy problem correctly. This argument
convincest none, least of all, Thy teacher.
- Thou shalt first see that Thou hast copied Thy problem
correctly before bearing false witness that the
answer book lieth.
- Thou shalt look back even unto Thy youth and remember
- Thou shalt learn, speak, write, and listen correctly in
the language of mathematics, and verily A's and B's
shall follow Thee even unto graduation.