>Hey Max: > We don't want to sound hostile either (or maybe some of us do), >but if you ask for help from this group, expect it! We'll provide you >with hints, suggestions, and the answer if you'd like. But we will >provide. >
Is that really what we do when students ask for help is give them the answer? I would think a better idea would be to ask why an 8th grader is doing proofs in a math class? Does he really know what is going on? Am I the only one worried about this? Are just supposed to give hints or whatever without really finding out why the student even cares. What do you think?
> And, by the way, your justification for step #4 is not quite the >correct one (but then you've probably be told that a couple of thousand >times by now) but then again, my kids make the same mistake.
I am not sure I totally agree with you here. I think that putting SSA for this case(right triangles) is fine. The problem here is does Max know that?