On the distance between a teacher and a class

Nelson, David (2007) On the distance between a teacher and a class. TEACHING MATHEMATICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS, 26 (2). pp. 89-94. ISSN 0268-3679

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Abstract

The main aim of this article is to explore models of a teacher addressing a class sitting in a rectangular classroom or lecture theatre and derive central measures of the distance between the teacher and the class or between a lecturer and an audience. This involves an interesting range of mathematics and two metrics. A secondary aim is to discuss according to several criteria the optimization of the position chosen by a teacher when addressing a class. Thus, in this article, mathematics is applied to its teaching.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: MSC 2010, the AMS's Mathematics Subject Classification > 97 Mathematics education
Depositing User: Ms Lucy van Russelt
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2009
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2017 14:12
URI: http://eprints.maths.manchester.ac.uk/id/eprint/1215

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