By Yao’s shins (12 inches), the graph is over 300 feet tall – a little higher than the Tribune Tower in Oakland.
The Graph Factory
I want my students to see graphing as a subtle, meaningful craft. But when I mess up and assign too many graphs for homework, they just sprint through them, cranking them out like cheap factory products. It goes something like this…
Dear Students Who Think Graphing is Stupid, Right on! Graphs are stupid. Cosmically stupid. Deliberately stupid. In fact - and I hate to pull this rhetorical trick on you, but you leave me with no choice - that's kind of the point. A graph is not an end product. It’s more like a map – a simplified … Continue reading Stupid Graphs!