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Tips TAing?

  1. Sep 7, 2009 #1
    Should I challenge my class with interesting puzzles, or drone on and crank out answers to standard problems? Any tips?
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  3. Sep 7, 2009 #2


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    You can sprinkle "interesting" (I take it you mean Difficult) problems here and there, just not too often!. You have to consider the students need to put time to other classes as well.
  4. Sep 7, 2009 #3


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    Interested students no doubt hate the droning and would appreciate challenging problems that provide insight and interesting little problem solving tricks.

    Those who are either required to take the class or are simply interested only in passing will prefer a thorough beat-down with questions similar to exam material.

    Look at your audience and decide what these proportions look like an plan accordingly.
  5. Sep 7, 2009 #4
    This is a required class, and I fear many will not share my enthusiasm.
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