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So there was this fairly crazy woman who taught algebra at my high school. Without going into too much detail, she wore a different hat every day and insisted that the best way to learn math was for us to read our text books quietly at our desks and then do the accompanying work. And yeah, that's probably a fine way for a math genius to learn math, but for me it was a total disaster. I got a D in her class, which was a fairly horrifying thing; I was a good student.
March 26, 2010