In this series, I’m compiling some of the quips and one-liners that I’ll use with my students to hopefully make my lessons more memorable for them.
Some of the algorithms that I teach are pretty lengthy. For example, consider the calculation of a confidence interval for a proportion:
Proficiency with this formula definitely requires practice, and so I’ll typically give a couple of practice problems so that my students can practice using this formula while in class. After the last example, when I think that my students have the hang of this very long calculation, I’ll give my one-liner to hopefully boost their confidence (no pun intended):
By now, you probably think that this calculation is dull, uninteresting, repetitive, and boring. If so, then I’ve done my job right.