
Re: From the Notices of the AMS
Posted:
Jun 21, 2014 8:38 AM


Bob Hanson offered
> ...In my line of work and at > my level I have more *teaching* moments in a day than you have in a > semester. And I would have no problem finding a month to fly out to you > and teach your class calculus and show you how it is done. And unlike > the king of tall tales with multiple flats, I don?t need you to pay a > dime. The pleasure would be all mine. Because, unlike you, I love > teaching. And you might learn something.
Lou Talman replied:
"ROTFL!!"
Having faced the same problem you had with our public "schools" teaching (or rather don't even try to teach), calculus, we too have had to go to extraordinary lengths to solve the problem on our own, and that included putting calculus ahead of football, which took far more than mere "pushing" and "goading", as Chandy puts it.
Are you sure you want to waste your time and energy and money with any student at Lou Talman's college?
Even though we both know it CAN be done, there are many schools within our vast shores where there's a one hundred percent probability that NO student there who CAN learn calculus:
The average SAT scores for Metropolitan State College of Denver are:
Average SAT Verbal Score: 505, which is 10 lower than the average for all Colleges and Universities.
Average SAT Math Score: 490, which is 30 lower than the average for all Colleges and Universities.
Average SAT Writing Score: 498, which is 12 lower than the average for all Colleges and Universities.
http://colleges.findthebest.com/q/692/2549/WhatistheaverageSATscoreforMetropolitanStateCollegeofDenver
Now you know why he hates calculus and anyone who even mentions it.
However, his students are still 7 standard deviations ahead of Chandy's, which means they can multiply and divide.
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