Class 28 – Tuesday May 8, 2012

Last class.

Complex semester. In my 50 years teaching mathematics I’ve generally tried to teach a course no more than three times in a row. After that it gets stale. I hear myself saying things I’ve said before and wonder why the students don’t remember – when of course it was a different group of students. I’ve now taught QR N times in a row, N >> 3, and will continue to, until the book is out (and I retire?). I need to find a revolutionary strategy for the fall.

Today we’ll make up the final, maybe do last year’s. I feel more than usually inclined to prep them for it directly.

I won’t get to update what actually happened until tomorrow afternoon. I hope I remember to do that – and remember what happened.


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