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Everyone has comprehension of all subject matter on some level. While it is true that the level may be near "nil" in some cases (e.g. nuclear medicine in my case), the level of understanding can be increased once it is related to more familiar ideas. E.g., I took a statistics course a year or so ago and the professor asked (at the onset of his presentation) if we knew what a "cohort... read more

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I was watching the movie, "The Fugitive" starring Harrison Ford when I heard something that gave me pause, mathematically speaking. After Richard Kimble escaped the first time by way of the bus/train accident, the small town sheriff was relieved of the case by another official (who, by the way, referred to the sheriff as "Wyatt Earp" because of how he was handling the situation... read more

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The answer to this question is, "one bite at a time". That's the approach I encourage students to use when approaching math problems. Often in reading an apparently difficult problem, looking at each part in its singular concepts, they are able to work through the problem to a successful end. They start at a place where they are comfortable and usually find the problem becomes progressively... read more