Saturday, 6 September 2008

Day 6 - A Saturday of This and That

It's Saturday evening, I've had a fun day of wandering around Liverpool, looking at posters for the BA Festival of Science and catching up with my friend Julia who is showing a poster there. Less fun was trying to avoid the crowds who were all out to see La Princesse (click here to see my photos, if giant metal spiders interest you).

Have been doing a bit more thinking about tutoring maths; I wrote a little about a different model for tutoring in another place (well, the fact that I was thinking about it and not getting very far) and someone suggested that I could put up videos of me tutoring, or of me explaining some basic concepts and then put some email contact details at the end. I'm intrigued - it's not a direction I was even thinking of going in, but could be tempted to explore.

A few days ago when I first mentioned maths tutoring Bilbo asked me where I was when he was having trouble with maths in college! I thought I'd open the question up to the audience: what didn't you get about maths in college/high school?

No plans for Sunday as yet, but am sure something will come along. I've just bought a bookcase to try and do something about the rampant entropy in my bedroom; I think tomorrow I'll try and organise things a bit more, maybe finish my library book ("Accelerando" by Charles Stross) and then work on doing some more C++ programming.

Yessir, since finishing my PhD I am living the high life...

2 comments:

mattiecore said...

Hasse diagrams...

I'm sure I'd understand them better now, but I studied them almost 4 years ago, and I remember not understanding them then.

zero_zero_one said...

Not really seen those before, at least not called Hasse diagrams... The Wiki article is quite cool. They look like the kind of thing which should be easy to pick up but which has real hidden depths too!