This page will consist of tools (with tips on how to use them) that Judy Bender
uses as a working mathematician. We also refer to these as the Common Threads of Mathematics - themes that appear and
reappear throughout the entire spectrum of mathematics from Arithmetic through Calculus. Just to whet your appetite,
topics include using the number 1 as the identity of multiplication, pattern matching, using the properties of equivalence
relations and many more. Their names are simplified but we know you will find these very helpful in learning how to
approach solving a problem.