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November 18, 2009
a rule is like . . .
In a recent class, a student was confused about the difference between the rule and the rule explanation/proof, and a classmate offered this explanation:
The rule is like describing the forest, and the rule explanation is like describing the trees.
I thought that analogy worked pretty well! Do you have other good analogies that you use in teaching?
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