Tag: fractions

  • Thinking Clearly Is More Important than the Right Answer

    Thinking Clearly Is More Important than the Right Answer

    Have you ever met anyone who attracted your attention because he had the right idea, but the more you got to know how he arrived at that idea, the less attracted you felt? All our lives, we learn how important it is to be correct, to have the right answer. You gotta have the right answer to…

  • Filter Early

    Filter Early

    Yesterday, my 12 year-old son Alex was excited to tell me that he had learned a new trick that made it easier to multiply fractions. Here’s the trick: The neat thing for me is that this week I’m working on my slides for ODTUG Kaleidoscope 2010 (well, actually, for the Performance Symposium that’ll occur on Sunday 27 June), and…