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    It's kind of funny, but I didn't really understand ε/δ proofs until I was a grad student, standing at the front of a class full of freshman Calculus 101 students, trying to explain it to them. After that, I did my level best to ensure that my students understood them, as well.

    I must have done something right, because one of the students in that class, whom I later found out was only even admitted to the university because of her Olympic-caliber athletic prowess, wound up with a 100 average in my class (actually, thanks to extra credit, it was more like a 104 average), and went on to get her own Math degree (she is one of the star examples in my "standardized test scores" rant, but that's another story).

    "I play a street-wise pimp" — Al Gore

    by Ray Radlein on Mon Apr 19, 2010 at 11:58:58 AM PDT

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