1. Thou shalt read Thy problem.
2. Whatsoever Thou doest to one side of ye equation, Do ye
also to the other.
3. Thou must use Thy "Common Sense", else Thou wilt have
flagpoles 9,000 feet in height,
yea ...even fathers younger than sons.
4. Thou shalt ignore the teachings of false prophets to do
work in Thy head.
5. When Thou knowest not, Thou shalt look it up, and if
Thy search still elude Thee, Then
Thou shalt ask the all-knowing teacher.
6. Thou shalt master each step before putting Thy heavy
foot down on the next.
7. Thy correct answer does not prove that Thou hast worked
Thy problem correctly. This
argument convincest none, least of all, Thy teacher.
8. Thou shalt first see that Thou hast copied Thy problem
correctly before bearing false
witness that the answer book lieth.
9. Thou shalt look back even unto Thy youth and remember
10. 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.