Every mansion in heaven has its floor plan drawn on an affine plane.

keywords: design, a fine plane

# Day: November 26, 2019

# IDEA

a city-size private community

keywords: planning, geography, life

# lorem ipsum

yet another example of mls trumping gls

mls = the ability to read

gls = the ability to write

keywords: Kurt Lewin, Social Psychology, education, instruction, priority, priorities

# sardonic comment

Any nation under God cannot make any other claim, for it cannot dictate the will of God.

keywords: religion, patriotism, pledge of allegiance

# OBSERVATION

Administrative convenience often abandons logic and muddies mathematics.

keywords: education, instruction

# lorem ipsum

The purpose of hierarchy is to support determinism.

keywords: life, General Systems Theory, progress, mathematics

# lorem ipsum

Retreat to the nominal is the last refuge of the administrator.

keywords: defense, incompetence, maneuver

# the nominal square root

(suggested new terminology)

definition: the nominal square root of x^2 is x.

definition: the actual square root is, in light of the existence of the nominal square root, a retronym for the (traditional) square root, that is, the actual square root of a nonnegative real real number x is that (unique) nonnegative number y such that x = y^2.

observation: nominal square roots obey the same manipulation-laws as actual square roots. for example, the nominal square root of a quotient is the quotient of the nominal square roots.

observation: for a binomial, the nominal square root and the actual square root are equal.

observation: if a binomial is a perfect square, then it contains at least one numeric literal.

note: during the course of the derivation of the quadratic formula, there is a certain step at which the nominal square root of a certain quotient is taken. the numerator is a binomial, and so we just put it under the square-root sign, but the denominator is a perfect square, and so its nominal square root is not equal to its actual square root. taking the nominal square root instead of the actual square root allows the derivation to go through without having to consider two separate cases of the algebraic sign of the leading coefficient.

keywords: mathematics, numeric literals

# lorem ipsum

The fact that the mls trumps the gls is the basis of the saying, “There is no such thing as a small enemy.”

keywords: Kurt Lewin, Social Psychology, hostility

# sardonic phrase

‘the slippery slope to mastery’ (via spending remaining available time on deeper discussion instead of merely on more problems)

keywords: education, teaching to the test, instruction