tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8850230383845297552.post5606592890053133748..comments2017-09-19T11:53:05.925-07:00Comments on Fail Early and Often: Counting, adding, multiplying, and powers are just repeats of each otherAndy Pethanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05159258049094512496noreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8850230383845297552.post-19077426845462315852014-08-21T08:53:14.448-07:002014-08-21T08:53:14.448-07:00You're totally right with order of operations ...You're totally right with order of operations -- cool observation! I guess you could say powers are a higher order operation (more looping sequences), and thus come first.Andy Pethanhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05159258049094512496noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8850230383845297552.post-19496413330248052372014-08-20T22:37:01.217-07:002014-08-20T22:37:01.217-07:00I like this view of algebraic operations because i...I like this view of algebraic operations because it helps to support pemdas (well, at least emdas) Exponents are the most repetitions of adding, Multiplication is middle, and Addition is a single instance, and along the way, we have ways of undoing the repetition.grayer_misthttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08244294338809565790noreply@blogger.com