Connecting the Dots
Somtimes I cannot see the constellations. Just a breathtaking expanse of stars. Then other times. I can't even see those.
Tomorrow, my ten year old daughter who has posted seven straight semesters of straight "A"'s will go to her teacher and ask him to tell her what a mathematical proof is all about. I remember algebra showed up in my life when I was in like. the seventh grade?
And so here comes another dot to connect. We can simply answer the question algorithmically - 'a proof is a bla bla bla'. If you truly want her to learn how to connect the dots herself - send her to the place first where she can get some traction. So I sent her to her teacher. He will have problems that can make her stronger.
I consider yesterday fairly unproductive despite getting a few things done. It just seems like a game of connect the dots sometimes.