Yesterday apropos of nothing a student stated, ” There is one thing I don’t like about you Mr. Hatton.” I replied, “Only one thing?” “Yes,” she said. “You make us define our variables. I hate that.” I reaffirmed my commitment to the requirement and added, in essence, this discussion to the day’s notes.
All my experience as an instructor and a working person supports the centrality of this step in the problem solving process. As you can see, this is a continuation of my rant in my previous post, When Not to Use an Equal Sign.