Wednesday, September 14, 2005

This Is Important Work, Too, I'm Sure

  1. Check Blackboard for updated class list. Remove dropped students from spreadsheet. Move disappeared-but-not-dropped students to the bottom of the spreadsheet. Note that class average is now a solid C.

  2. Search office for transparencies that illustrate how the slope of the secant line approaches the slope of the tangent line as the points get closer together.

  3. Send some email.

  4. Write quiz, reducing allotted time for calculus lecture to 40 minutes. There must be 40 minutes worth of stuff to say about how the slope of the secant line approaches the slope of the tangent line as the points get closer together.

  5. Does anyone I know have a model of a brachistochrone? A tautochrone? Do we have enough CBRs to have the students do the position match and the velocity match?

  6. Stare at algebraic scribbles on board. I must have meant something by this? This must have seemed important? Why doesn't this hold when A is a Z-algebra? Resolve to sort this out tomorrow, after calculus class.

  7. Check online list of committees. Am I chair of the committee or just on the committee?

  8. Send more email.

  9. Write contentless blog post.