Friday, September 11, 2009

one mind, divided against itself, cannot stand?

this term, i teach my first class at 11am. there have been enough classes that i've noticed something:

whenever i work on research before heading off to teaching, my lectures become slightly erratic:
one day, it would be a persistent problem with missing negative (-) signs,

another day, it would be forgetting to discuss some arithmetic facts earlier in the lecture -- despite having arranged them carefully in my lecture notes -- and remembering only, in the midst of an example.

maybe my research self and my teaching self cannot co-exist peacefully!

on a related note, the last few mornings have been productive. each day i'm a little closer to proving this one theorem ..

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