College Math Teaching

October 1, 2013

I’ve lost any reason to live…

Filed under: student learning — Tags: , — collegemathteaching @ 7:45 pm

Today, I was grading differential equation papers. Some were really good, others were not in that category.

A calculus 2 student came in (we teach techniques of integration, applications of integration, and infinite series).

She, in a very polite manner, complained that the course was. too. easy.

Too. Easy.

I wish that I drank.

But there is no denying it: we have strong freshmen and some very weak, “take the class multiple times” students in the same class, and heaven help you if your flunk out rate is too high.
I might encourage her to take her complaint to the dean and put it in writing.

#$#@!!!

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