Monthly Archives: April 2014

I Wish I Could Tell You …

To my students: I’m old. I wish I could tell you how important every thought is, every insight. I wish I could tell you how important every movement is, every step, every swing, every sketch, every handwritten word. I wish … Continue reading

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Essay Questions in Beginning Calculus Classes – An Example

Occasionally I rant about separating  tests for skills from tests for understanding.  Here is an example of an essay question designed to see if a student knows the different methods of locating a local minimum value. Though this question is still less about concepts … Continue reading

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