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Andy Neil
11/13/05 08:28
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#103657 - Good for you!
Responding to: Kalpak Dabir's previous message
Kalpak Dabir said:
Normally rather than tell the solution outright, I ask a project student to elaborate on the problem (s)he is facing. Sometimes, after a couple of iterations, you can see it dawning on their faces that they have figured out at least part of the solution, if not the complete answer.

That way, not only have they obtained the answer, but also learned a lot more than they would have if you had just given the solution up-front.

This is why "gimmee code" requests so often get short shrift here!

As Erik says,
Give a man a fish, and you feed him for one meal;
Teach a man to fish, and he can feed himself for a lifetime!

List of 13 messages in thread
Problem Solving Tips      Andy Neil      11/11/05 17:31      
   Paste it on the wall?      Kalpak Dabir      11/11/05 20:32      
   Definitely!      Craig Steiner      11/12/05 00:25      
      the trouble is...      Jan Waclawek      11/12/05 02:04      
      Tell it to the Teddy bear!      Andy Neil      11/12/05 03:27      
      It works with students      Kalpak Dabir      11/12/05 18:54      
         Good for you!      Andy Neil      11/13/05 08:28      
            OR      Steve M. Taylor      11/13/05 10:03      
            yes, I "say" so, but I am quoting someon      Erik Malund      11/14/05 07:26      
               Fishing        Terry Lingle      11/14/05 09:12      
               Another version...      Kalpak Dabir      11/26/05 20:05      
   Best answer        Steve M. Taylor      11/12/05 12:24      
   one thing added      Erik Malund      11/14/05 10:19      

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