Daily Archives: January 8, 2011

On the fundamental theorem of calculus

One day a graduate student submitted some writing to me, in which she was explaining rates of change at the high school level. She made an interesting statement: The slope of a secant line joining two points (a, f(a)) and … Continue reading

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On procrastination, and our broken undergraduate education system

I believe that the main reason that we procrastinate is that we don’t feel competent. We fear that our results will not be up to some expectation, and the fear paralyzes us. Or rather, in this era with abundant opportunities … Continue reading

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