Assignment V equality
Gordon JC Pearce
gordon at gjcp.net
Thu Aug 18 01:57:49 CDT 2005
Fred Cisin wrote:
> students. Students who are SO beginning, that N = N + 1 is NOT obvious.
> Many of them are actually otherwise intelligent, but they have not learned
> how to think procedurally, and have been trained to think that '=' means
> that two expressions are interchangable with each other.
Hang on a minute, does anyone *really* find the use of "=" as
assignation, and "=" as equivalence, in *any way* confusing?
I had managed to get my head round that when I was eight years old! You
can't seriously sit there and tell me that university students have
trouble grasping that...
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