Day 4

The Story of My Life Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    Helen states that geometry and algebra have "defied [her] efforts to comprehend them." What does she mean by this and why were these subjects hard for her?

    Strong answers will look at precisely how Helen phrases this statement. It seems to imply that Helen's understanding of the world may not be not compatible with the formal study of these subjects. They may discuss her love for and interest in language, and the methods of study that were designed around her use of language as opposed to mathematics. They may note Helen's earlier references to difficulty with arithmetic, and the fact that mathematics required differentiated learning methods and tutoring with Mr. Keith.

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