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My philosophy is schedule über alles. As an academic, time is your most constrained resource. This goes for balancing the hours in your work vs. research, teaching, and service requirements. And in this case it goes for the limited number of class sessions in your semester. Do you not have a day-by-day schedule for your term? You should. For me, it's the ...


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I am inclined to choose the last one. Maybe the majority have a different feeling about the lecture. If you run a survey and the majority of students "thought the last lecture was too difficult", that won't necessarily be because they already know linear algebra and would have found a vector space perspective easier to understand. It is possible ...


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"You fight with the army you brought." Nobody is going to rearrange the standard HS prep courses so that you can run a non-standard (in the US) linear algebra course. You'd be better off teaching a standard course and concentrating on the actual student interactions--do a good job within your constraints--rather than dreaming about alternate ...


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