Once at a picnic, I saw mathematicians crowding around the last game I would have expected: Tic-tac-toe.
By Yao’s shins (12 inches), the graph is over 300 feet tall – a little higher than the Tribune Tower in Oakland.
And now we come to my third sentiment, the one occupying the greatest real estate in my thoughts.
A nearly-verbatim dialogue, in honor of one of the hardest-working students I've ever taught. Student: Can you explain this problem to me? Me: Sure, the idea is… Wait. You got it right. Student: But I don’t feel like I did. I feel like I guessed. Me: Well, explain how you got your answer. (He proceeds … Continue reading Explain It To Me