Thanks to Jason for commenting on my half-baked post about the chicken nugget problem. I thought I could have done a better job getting to the bottom of what happened with that lesson, but that’s not the point. We’re not writing books here, folks, and that’s the important thing for me to remember.
We’re having an imperfect conversation. So when I say that I tried something, and someone with similar interests reads it and makes a tangentially related note, which leads me to explore what he’s talking about and find this: MIT OpenCourseWare | Mathematics | 18.098 Street-Fighting Mathematics, January IAP 2008 | Home, then the whole blogging this becomes worth it. I’m excited to spend a little time looking at these courses and further building the lesson bank. And I’m glad they exist, for someday when I run out of things on my reading list.
This year, I’ll try to be a better part of the conversation. It sure is a vital one, and thanks to those of you who have been having it for a while now.