The overall goal of this NRICH maths activity is for students to leave with an enhanced understanding of clear mathematical communication which they can apply in all other areas of mathematics.
It encourages this clarity of mathematical communication by means of trying to negate statements. This provides a good way for students to become aware of the ambiguities present in everyday communication and naturally reinforces the need for clarity in more advanced mathematics. It is also conversational, quick and good fun.
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