In the talk, I step back from the (now largely metaphorical) blackboard and take a broader look at why we and our students are there is the first place.
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"look at the role of the subconscious in being able to put together a series of mastered steps in order to solve a big problem. For a very curious thing happened after I took the photos to illustrate this post. I walked back down to collect my bike from…where I'd left it, and rode up to continue my ride.
It took me four attempts to complete that initial climb!
And therein lies one of the biggest secrets of being able to solve a difficult math problem."
|Alpine Road. The trail is washed |
out just round the bend
|The short, narrow descent|
|If you are not careful, your front wheel will lift |
off the ground.
|The crux of the climb/problem. Now it is really steep.|
|The obstacle course of tree roots that awaits |
the rider who bears left
|The inflection point. One more detail to resolve.|
|The summit of the climb|