Thursday, March 26, 2015

A Reflection of My Thoughts By Me

The practice of reflection and reflexivity is very critical in mentoring and tutoring, especially when coaching those in their youth and prime stages of developmental growth.  Being able to step back, outside of yourself and see the situation as a whole, allows the mentor to precisely determine what needs to be taught, strengthened, and grasped more thoroughly.
For those who do not have a solid understanding of what reflection is, here is a small description from the book titled “Reflective Practice: Writing and Professional Development”  Some of my own words have been added:

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The world of converse and inverse statments

Everyone who has had geometry has seen these annoying, weirdly written statements, such as:
"If you live in Salt Lake City, then you live in Utah." or "If you live in Utah, you live in Salt Lake City."

The later is incorrect but we call that the converse statement. This can get a bit fuzzy, but that is why I am supplying this blog post, to help students and others out on how to deal with these statements. Oh and yes, they do come back in Calc!