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What does Dijkstra mean with his title "on the cruelty of really teaching computing science"?

There is little doubt that the article is a continuation of the well-known long-standing debate about proofs of correctness in programming, program verification, theoretical precision, formalism and ...
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Was such advanced content on set theory taught in American elementary schools back in 1965?

If it helps, I was in the fifth grade at an American elementary school in the 1969–1970 school year and I recall plainly Mr. Moore’s teaching us about sets, subsets, supersets, unions, and ...
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Was such advanced content on set theory taught in American elementary schools back in 1965?

Yes. I was there. I was at an American school in São Paulo, Brazil. Apparently, it was easier to introduce the new ideas in such foreign settings (a private school, no school boards to satisfy, ...
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Was such advanced content on set theory taught in American elementary schools back in 1965?

A useful resource here is a 2014 article and a follow-up 2015 book by Phillips: Phillips, Christopher J. In accordance with a "more majestic order'': the new math and the nature of mathematics ...
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