This Student Gets Me

Published by MrHonner on

Student: “The distance to the far end of the circle is three.”
Me, skeptically: “Where is the ‘far end’ of the circle?”
Student, gesturing: “On the far left side.”
Me, intentionally choosing a point on the left that is close to, but clearly not, the farthest left: “Oh, you mean here?”
Student pauses: “I understand what you are trying to do. But I don’t know how to be clearer.”
Me, surprised: “What am I trying to do?”
Student: “You are trying to force me to be more precise in my statements.”

I’m impressed at how thoroughly this student understands me after only four days of class.

[Originally posted on Mastodon.]

Categories: Teaching


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