My Favorite

I teach AP Calculus this year. Today, while exploring the trapezoid rule and Riemann Sums, a student said, “Is this going to turn into limits?” Then I smiled, nodded, pointed at him and got really excited, to which he replied, “Oh, no I said some thing to make her do that excited thing again.”

One of my favorite things as a teacher is when students discover where I’m leading them without me needing to tell them. It was a great way to end the week.

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6 thoughts on “My Favorite

  1. My Ss have pointed out a similar ‘excited thing’ in the past. Unfortunately, they have also pointed out a ‘frustrated thing’ where I run my fingers through my hair. It’s crazy how well they get to know our mannerisms. If only they remembered content as well…

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