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Tue, Mar 07, 2006

Pop-quizzes and pedagogy
A study from Washington University in St. Louis finds that

quizzes -- given early and often -- may be a student's best friend when it comes to understanding and retaining information for the long haul
Say, that gives me an idea...

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Mon, Feb 20, 2006

Best science headline ever
From New Scientist: Hand waving boosts mathematics learning.

So don't complain when I do it in class: it's a pedagogical technique.

On a more serious note, blame computers for this one: Mathematical proofs getting harder to verify:

"Twenty-five years later we're still not sure if it's correct or not. We sort of think it is, but no one's ever written down the complete proof"

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