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How can you elicit the $\log x = {\log} \cdot x$ error?

Writing from a software engineer's point of view, it's a fact that mathematics uses a notation that's highly ambiguous. If you don't know that $log$ is used to denote some logarithm function, then ...
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How can you elicit the $\log x = {\log} \cdot x$ error?

Ask the student to critique this work: Solve for $x$: $\sqrt{x} = 3$ Easy: $x = \frac{3}{\sqrt{\phantom{x}}}$. I have tried this a small number of times, and it has worked so far. The students ...
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How can you elicit the $\log x = {\log} \cdot x$ error?

Function concept and various types of symbols and terms (e.g. log) are new to the students. It is not uncommon for weaker ones to struggle. The solution is not some secret aha revelation, not some ...
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