Friday, March 31, 2006

I'm definitely between steps 4 and 5

1 A boy begins his wondrous journey.
2 He perseveres.
3 Math cannot become any more difficult than this, can it?
4 Yes.
5 Yet he does not give up!
6 For a brief moment, there is a glimmer of comprehension.
7 Actual midair pedalling.
8 The plummet.

“Falling off the Math Cliff” (Progression of student learning math.)
The New Yorker March 6, 2006 page 57

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