Re: The audience for Mathematica (Was: Show doesn't
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- Subject: [mg102272] Re: The audience for Mathematica (Was: Show doesn't
- From: Helen Read <hpr at together.net>
- Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2009 05:48:29 -0400 (EDT)
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> Helen Read <hpr at together.net> wrote:
>> DrMajorBob wrote:
>>> Brilliant, Helen!
>>> This wasn't so easy the first semester you tried, I assume?
>> I've been teaching this way with Mathematics for so long that it has
>> become second nature, but yeah, I'm sure I have gotten a lot better at
>> it over the years.
> I'm not talking about getting BETTER at it. I'm talking about how
> DIFFICULT this must have been, the first time. Every class is beastly
> difficult the first time or two, IMHO.
I don't remember it being particularly difficult when I started teaching
with Mathematica, but I added it in gradually. I didn't use it nearly to
the degree that I do now when I first started with it.
> Perhaps you had been teaching calculus for some time already, before you
> added in Mathematica?
I had been teaching for about 8 years when I started adding in Mathematica.
University of VERmont
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