c = canoe

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.

c = canoe is Incorrect

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.


About jrh794

I am a sixty-five year old math instructor at Southern Oregon University. I taught at the College of the Siskiyous in Weed California for twenty-six years. Prior to that I worked as a computer programmer, carpenter and in various other jobs. I graduated from Rice University in 1967 and have a MS in Operations Research from Stanford. In the past I have hand-built a stone house and taken long solo bicycle tours. Now I ride my mountain bike and play golf for recreation.
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