Thursday, September 28, 2006

As the Next Calculus Exam Nears, I Grow in Popularity

  1. Yesterday I wore the boots to school. One of the guys in my calculus class came up to me after class to tell me that he really liked my boots.

  2. A non-traditional student in my calculus class (he's making a career change to become an engineer -- got to be at least 10 years older than me) has been stopping by my office a lot. He doesn't seem to have any real questions about the material.

  3. Students are starting to write notes to me on their homework.

  4. My email inbox fills with questions from students.

I've decided to make a decent fraction of the exam multiple choice. Why should I spend a lot of time trying to decipher their bizarre attempts at integration when I can anticipate their errors? Maybe I should find a way to work a natural log choice into that first question (because the natural log has magical reciprocal power). Hrm, I should probably change the limits so that it's not an improper integral.