
Re: A Point on Understanding
Posted:
Dec 18, 2012 8:19 AM


On Dec 17, 2012, at 6:03 AM, Haim <hpipik@netzero.com> wrote:
> Robert Hansen Posted: Dec 15, 2012 12:04 PM > >> Earlier I posted a link to the observations of a >> calculus teacher regarding students understanding of >> infinite sequences and series... >> >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcWImSmBTzQ >> >> One of his observations was that students will accept >> that 0.333... is 1/3 but have trouble accepting that >> 0.999... is 1. > > After minute 32 the guy says, "...no surprised, calculus students struggle with algebra." Instantly, I lost all interest in the presentation.
True, though, he can't very well say what he truly believes with regard to that, now can he? He works at a college.
Bob Hansen

