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Dealing with the fear of being a boring teacher.

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How I Teach Calculus: A Comedy (xkcd-Dating Pool, Optimization)

It often starts with something awesome on the Internet. I had no idea how rich this was going to get. My students laughed, they thought, they got frustrated (and liked it), and they actively learned how to program spreadsheets, in addition to the calculus standard that I had in mind: optimization. This is one of…

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