On Jun 19, 2013, at 9:35 AM, Joe Niederberger <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I liked your (prior to this) discussion about pointing out various feature of the problem, but I'd certainly let them solve it themselves, individually (I'm assuming calc1). Its just an exercise.
But would you do that if you walked into the calc class and realized the first week that these students were never taught to reason mathematically? Or at least to the level required by this problem? I would at least give it a shot to teach them the art, even if I might fail. What have I got to lose?