College Math Teaching

July 2, 2015

Knowledge that can’t be communicated is worthless

Filed under: editorial, pedagogy — Tags: — collegemathteaching @ 10:31 pm


In the past, I’ve passed out this cartoon to my students. Too many times, I’ve heard “I understand how to do the problem, but I can’t do the problem on the exam.”

Well, I suppose that is a bit like saying:

“I know how to swim, but when I jump in the pool, I drown.”

“I know how to fly the plane, but when I try, I crash.”

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