Thursday, November 15, 2007

Learning Curve

Another Fibonacci poem.

While I was working as his TA, an econometrics professor once told me students had to see material three times before they would remember it. Ironically, he said that to me but once. And yet I (usually) remember.


Learning Curve

Math
builds
from definition,
from basic axiom
to theorems of high complexity,
ever grander, more elegant, cresting challenges more steep,
the mind twists like Rubik’s cube, aligns all facets for the big exam,
then taken for granted, recalled only as needed,
into darker storage they recede,
deep under clutter
until forgotten,
lost,
gone.


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