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## Philosophy and Fun of Algebra

A young monkey named Genius picked a green walnut, and bit, through a bitter rind, down into a hard shell. He then threw the walnut away, saying: "How stupid people are! They told me walnuts are good to eat." His grandmother, whose name was Wisdom, picked up the walnut - peeled off the rind with her fingers, cracked the shell, and shared the kernel with her grandson, saying: "Those get on best in life who do not trust to first impressions."

In some old books the story is told differently; the grandmother is called Mrs Cunning-Greed, and she eats all the kernel herself. Fables about the Cunning- Greed family are written to make children laugh. It is good for you to laugh; it makes you grow strong, and gives you the habit of understanding jokes and not being made miserable by them. But take care not to believe such fables; because, if you believe them, they give you bad dreams.

MARY EVEREST BOOLE.
January 1909.

 Chapter 01 - From Arithmetic to Algebra Chapter 02 - The Making of Algebras Chapter 03 - Simultaneous Problems Chapter 04 - Partial Solutions and the Provisional Elimination of Elements of Complexity Chapter 05 - Mathematical Certainty and Reductio ad Absurdum Chapter 06 - The First Hebrew Algebra Chapter 07 - How to Choose Our Hypotheses Chapter 08 - The Limits of the Teacher's Function Chapter 09 - The Use of Sewing Cards Chapter 10 - The Story of a Working Hypothesis Chapter 11 - Macbeth's Mistake Chapter 12 - Jacob's Ladder Chapter 13 - The Great 'x' of the World Chapter 14 - Go Out of My Class-Room Chapter 15 - Square Root of Minus One Chapter 16 - Infinity Chapter 17 - From Bondage to Freedom Chapter 18 - Appendix

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