Trial and Error

Adams, Colin
January 2005
Mathematical Intelligencer;Winter2005, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p37
Academic Journal
The article presents a satire on teaching profession. It is a dramatized version, in which a character, Dr, Philips, a Ph.D. holder is being tried in the court of law. The interrogation is reported in the article. The interrogator tries to find the system of grading by means of this court proceedings. The complete court proceedings are recorded in the article. Details about his students and problems associated with them are also mentioned in the article. Some of the problems discussed include the difficulties of keeping track of individual students in large groups, and ways of sustaining concentration.


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