On Jul 7, 2014, at 8:40 PM, Wayne Bishop <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> And it is delightful when that happens. Many times - even most of the times - we are not so privileged. Still we can't give up our mammalian responsibility (among many species, instinctive, to train our young to survive - even thrive - in their environments and sometimes that requires a bit of pushing. It makes for entertaining National Geographic shows; maybe we could get them to do some math classes?
It is *delightful* when we are teaching subjects that we are inherently interested in to students who are inherently interested in them.
That subject doesn?t have to be mathematics and I can find no evidence that algebra is a mammalian instinct unless the vast majority of adults I interview are not mammals.