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Topic: Pseudoteaching
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Richard Strausz

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Re: Pseudoteaching
Posted: Feb 23, 2011 10:43 AM
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> Richard, this would be a good physics problem, and
> deserves an answer which I will try to determine
> later. But to your question about this question in
> terms of a math lesson, I think one of Dan's admirers
> (in the comments) puts it best...
> "Hey Dan, not sure what I can do with this
> information, but I love that you did it, and it will
> make a cool math lesson."
> You have to admit, Josh nailed it. Dan points to a
> set of math bloopers and then turns and runs smack
> into the same pole. I feel your pain, it is heart
> wrenching to watch, but you have to see the irony in
> it.:)

Robert, I disagree. I see Dan pursuing questions that are turn-ons and contrasting them with those that aren't. His goal, not always realized, is to find items that cause students to say "Cool! I wonder what the answer is. Are there any ways I can come up with something plausible?"


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