A Year of Nights of Wondering VIII: Stuck Edition

My students have taken their seats and are beginning their daily quiz.  One says, “I’m stuck, Mr. Hatton.”  I murmur something about doing the best she can.  She repeats, “No, I’m stuck.”  I remind her  about the online quiz makeup problems. Again, “I am really stuck.”  I look over.  She shows me that she can’t get her backpack off.  She is  ‘stuck’ in the webbing.  She had tied the chest strap with a slip knot and couldn’t get it undone.  The nylon webbing knot was tightly compressed.  After a minute or two, I managed to get the end of a key though a loop and prise the knot loose.  This student’s math teacher had helped her get ‘unstuck.’

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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