Sunday, October 01, 2006

Mathematics and Blackboards

I loved Sasha Borovik's blog entry entitled
Psychophysiology of Blackboard Teaching
. Using Blackboards is really important to the way the mathematics is transmitted from person to person. I especially loved the pictures of teachers carrying blackboards across an arrid landscape, from Samira Makhmalbaf film Takhté siah "The Blackboard". (Internet Movie Database). Hopefully the new Mathematics Building at the University of Manchester will have a large selection of excellent blackboards and manchester mathematicians will not have to travel around campus thus equipped!

2 Comments:

Blogger tdstephens3 said...

From the original post...

"Using Blackboards is really important to the way the mathematics is transmitted from person to person."

I assume there exist many more just like me - who find an empty room WITH A BLACKBOARD and re-create a previous day's lecture. Also, I find holding a piece of chalk in front of a couple of good sized blackboards 'emboldens' my spirit, and the trecherous journey through unfamiliar ground no longer seems solitary.

1:53 PM  
Blogger Billlion said...

What I beautiful vision that conjours.

2:08 PM  

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