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