Date: Dec 18, 2012 8:19 AM
Author: Robert Hansen
Subject: Re: A Point on Understanding


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