Thursday, November 06, 2008

Brilliant!

Students were asking why we have to learn interval notation. I was going on about ease of communication and writing things more simply, but I wasn't getting anywhere until one student piped in with this gem: "Oh, it's just like texting". As soon as she said that, the rest of the class produced a collective "ohh...". Why didn't I think of that? I used it in the following class, and it worked well.

1 comment:

Approximately Normal In The Classroom said...

Wow - isn't it crazy when THEY figure out the coolest way to relate it to their world!

I'm stealing this idea!