[O.C.T.O.B.E.R. IV-4] What should an exam test?

Today, I am grading my Calculus I first exam (there was also a zeroth exam–the gateway).  I’m noticing something nice–people are doing MUCH better on this exam than they did on the gateway, and sometimes even on the first homework assignment!

It’s told me quite a bit about how exams should go from here on out.

I was listening to my music while grading (yes, I guess grading means I have to Face the Music…) and something interesting came up.

Sing it while grading!

[M.M.X.I.V. 280 / O.C.T.O.B.E.R. III-7] Am I Wrong

I’ve been asking myself this question… or putting together this statement, in quite a few ways lately.

Last weekend included יום כיפור (Yom Kippur) on Friday-Saturday, and this week, I have gotten back to research.  Last week, things were not making sense with my research, as I was appearing to get two conditions for a single unknown variable, and these conditions were inconsistent.  Clearly, I knew that SOMETHING was wrong.

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[M.M.X.I.V. 234] Don’t be scared

Hmm… what could Noah write that could be so scary?  Well, I will draw one picture, and it will have the point of the post in a nutshell.  But, then I will use words to explain what is going on.  The hint of the post: The ordinal number has something to do with this post (although it’s a little more basic than that)!

calculus crash course

Don’t be scared, hold on tight!