This opinion piece discusses how simplicity, ease, and efficiency—in the guise of shortcuts, tips, and packed procedures—kill mathematical reasoning.

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Contributor Notes

Kuo-Liang Chang, kchang@uvu.edu, is an assistant professor in the department of developmental mathematics at Utah Valley University in Orem. He is interested in algebraic thinking, curriculum analysis, and mathematical cognition.

(Corresponding author is Chang kchang@uvu.edu)
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