Monday, November 11, 2013

a shot in the dark (but no updates yet: stay tuned)

(yes, it's been a while .. and no, i don't have time yet to write about what's happened since the last two posts ..)


i'm almost convinced that there is no good way to teach a first course in proofs to undergraduates. sometimes i even wonder if it's something that can be "taught" .. in the sense that if the student really wants to learn and to understand, then (s)he has to commit to a minimum amount of time for self-study and development.

it's like teaching someone how to be paranoid: as a skill, it only develops with time, experience, and stimuli ..