Wednesday, 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?

 

(njs)

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