How Much Mathematics Should A Student Memorize? Part 3, The Graphs Of Power Functions

One of the important skills that a mathematics or science student graduating from high school ought to have is the ability to quickly visualize the graphs of basic functions. The repertoire should include power functions, polynomial functions, trigonometric functions, exponential functions, and logarithmic functions. Having an instant and intimate knowledge of such graphs is a … Read more

How Much Mathematics Should a Student Memorize?

The more you understand, the less you have to memorize. A good example is trigonometric identities, of which there are quite a number. Should a student memorize trigonometric identities? Well, at first, it is probably wise to memorize a few of them. Part of a teacher’s job is to help students identify what is essential … Read more