## Tuesday, September 29, 2009

## Thursday, September 24, 2009

### Teaching and learning

I am updating this from Faner Lab. I came here after watching Terminator 4. The movie reeks of special effects and so it would be an enjoyable fair to most of the people. When I watch movies like that my mind usually start thinking about the people who made the sound and the effects and how they want to perceive those effects. Which makes the experience kind of a detached one and I think you just start to see the movie passively. That means your pulse rate don't go up and you don't curse the villain.

Today I also attended the Math club meeting at Bucky's dome. It was like a home coming visit. It was great to see Dr. Earnest, Dr. Hughes, Dr. McSorley, Dr. Fitzerald and Dr. Hundley. The weather was nice for a barbeque and there were vegetarian burgers too. It was good to see Rachel and Valerie who were doing the round around campus lake.

In the morning today I did the worksheet for my Math 52 class. Teaching 52 is different because here the students are learning really basic skill so I have to start with real basic examples and show them that they can do it. Its a different challenge. My 62 math class did very good on their 2nd test and some of the more taciturn students are beginning to open up. I am enjoying Math 113 because I am teaching logic and the class is becoming more synergistic.

Today I also attended the Math club meeting at Bucky's dome. It was like a home coming visit. It was great to see Dr. Earnest, Dr. Hughes, Dr. McSorley, Dr. Fitzerald and Dr. Hundley. The weather was nice for a barbeque and there were vegetarian burgers too. It was good to see Rachel and Valerie who were doing the round around campus lake.

In the morning today I did the worksheet for my Math 52 class. Teaching 52 is different because here the students are learning really basic skill so I have to start with real basic examples and show them that they can do it. Its a different challenge. My 62 math class did very good on their 2nd test and some of the more taciturn students are beginning to open up. I am enjoying Math 113 because I am teaching logic and the class is becoming more synergistic.