Abstract / Synopsis
The purpose of this article, in general, is to explore certain possible outcomes associated with an underaged gambler attempting to collect his rightful winnings. More specifically, this article is a thought experiment investigating the union of (1) skill testing questions, (2) the equation that recently broke/divided the internet, and (3) how different outcomes render different elements of the thought experiment moot. For example, when the final arbiter has total dominion over a particular outcome, the mathematics of a skill testing question is rendered moot. The article concludes with a discussion revealing how disorder of operations could be considered the teaching and learning of mathematics version of other famous controversial issues (e.g., gun control, animal rights, welfare, etc.) found in society.
Egan J. Chernoff, "Lessons Learned from the Disorder of Operations," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 12 Issue 1 (January 2022), pages 260-276. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.202201.21. Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol12/iss1/21