This week we feature an interview from a past episode of HeightsCast: Join two Freshman Core teachers, Gerard Babendreier and Joe Cardenas, for a discussion about how high schoolers should approach their study. To simply call this homework is an unfortunate oversimplification.
David Maxham explores the role of Mathematics in a Liberal Arts education. Contrary to popular perception, the Liberal Arts include a robust commitment not only to mathematics, but to a mathematical way of thinking. We don’t achieve this for our students, however, simply by slogging through the usual progression of math courses. The mathematical art of liberty must be nurtured, and Dave offers some thoughts on what that looks like here.
“I’ll take the L,” he shrugged and reached into his pocket to pull out his phone. I squinted up at him with new fascination as he laid it on the table in front of me.
I had just confiscated a phone during a study hall from a student whom I knew to be innocent.
We had all been sitting there studying in the quiet of the high-domed, skylit, largest classroom in the school, and then the tinkling, tinny sound of a notification cascaded into the silence.