- It’s a damn shame students come to college algebra with the idea that mathematics consists of lots of formulas.
- It’s a damn shame students come to college algebra with no idea of the structure of algebra.
- It’s a damn shame students come to college algebra with the idea that their responsibility is to get the answer.
- It’s a damn shame students come to college algebra with no idea of deductive reasoning.
- It’s a damn shame students come to college algebra with an incorrect understanding of the = symbol.
- It’s a damn shame students come to college algebra with no knowledge of sets and operations with sets.
- It’s a damn shame students come to college algebra with no idea of the relation between a graph and a solution set.
- It’s a damn shame students come to college algebra with the idea that words are never part of a mathematical argument.
- It’s a damn shame students come to college algebra with no ability to read mathematics textbooks.
- It’s a damn shame students come to college algebra with no appreciation for the importance of definitions in mathematics.
- It’s a damn shame students come to college algebra with no appreciation for the properties, theorems, etc. in mathematics.
- It’s a damn shame students come to college algebra with no ability to solve a problem whose solution steps have not been memorized.
- It’s a damn shame students come to college algebra with ——graphing lines etc.

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