Monday, November 17, 2008

also: a pleasant surprise.

this was strange:

after my afternoon lecture one of my students told me that i was his favorite prof of the semester, and he liked my lecturing style best. first i was suspicious of this, but it then occurred to me:

i don't know his name; he knows that i don't know his name.
this may not directly pertain to his grade after all.

to this, i wasn't sure what to say. i knew not to say,

but this isn't "real" math;
i never prove any theorems for you guys.

i'm just doing examples;
you can read similar ones from the book.

in the end i think i said thanks, and told him that he should be glad that he wasn't in my morning class instead.

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