How to Avoid Thinking in Math Class (Part 1)

Math With Bad Drawings had a terrific series on how students try to avoid thinking in math class. A quote:

In teaching math, I’ve come across a whole taxonomy of insidious strategies for avoiding thinking. Albeit for understandable reasons, kids employ an arsenal of time-tested ways to short-circuit the learning process, to jump to right answers and good test scores without putting in the cognitive heavy lifting. I hope to classify and illustrate these academic maladies: their symptoms, their root causes, and (with any luck) their cures.

Here is Part 1, introducing the series:

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