> Perhaps the ability to follow a lecture is more important than the math we > teach. Can you imagine anyone being successful at anything in life who > couldn't follow a lecture (barring individuals with certain psycological > handicaps). Are we trying to create helplessness with out teaching methods? > > Kent > I don't know, but I have been lectured into a stupor on more than one occasion. I wouldn't describe the feeling as helplessness so much as a loss of the will to live.