Vito Prosciutto: Teaching community college math on the road to a PhD.

Thursday, January 22, 2004

Not always perfect 

Today's teaching was a bit rocky. In the first geometry class I forgot to go over the homework problems so we did just part of the homework before the class period was over. What's worse, when I did one of the problems at home on my own, I accidentally did the problem incorrectly, and noticing that while at the front of the class, I became uncharacteristically rattled and had a hard time working out the necessary steps for the proof. I managed to fix those problems in the second geometry class, but I wasn't able to finish all the new material before the period was over.

I did get tomorrow's quiz written, typed and copied. I had planned on giving the kids an excerpt from The Art of the Infinite on proof by induction, but reading over it last night, I realized that it didn't stand on its own very well, so I retyped it, adding some introductory material from earlier in the book and some marginal comments to help expand on some of the points covered.

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