Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Long Time Coming

This is a milestone in my life, so, though it may be gauche I am going to post notes from my chalkboard today.
Today, for the first time in the 26 years since I learned it I had opportunity to teach
The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.
Here is the proof (literally and figuratively!):TWENTY-SIX years later, I have FINALLY taught this!!

I usually use the overhead projector, but this called for the boards - ALL of them!


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Anonymous said...

Hopefully you took the pictures after class...and the class didn't slip out one by one DURING the lecture? (Hee, Hee, Hee)

Anonymous said...

How fun!!! I'm so happy that you took a picture of this so I could enjoy your accomplishment... reminds me of days at Calvin only YOU were the one 'tormenting' the students this time! Very fun!!!!

Thanks for taking these photos! Zelda

Heidi said...

Wow! I got comments on my math post! Yipee!

They did all stay, and I did wait until they left to take the pictures - and was also as gentle as I could be as I was teaching it - continuing to try to tie it in to the context and previous knowledge - continuing to refer back to the picture and make it as visual as possible. It seemed to go well, but maybe that's just wishful thinking on my part! No, I have a good group of students.

The other possibility would have been doing something one professor I know of elsewhere does - fill up the boards before the students get there and then start lecturing, erasing and refilling the minute class begins! (My pictures are "after" - NOT "before!")\

You know, Cathy, back in our Calvin days I never would have imagined this day would come!! Remember the tears? But 26 years later, it has!! So I just had to record it! You and I go way back with this stuff. You know what I'm saying!