Building Abstract Thinking in Math Using Epsilon-Delta

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When I close my eyes and go back in time, I see a college student sitting in the back row and looking sad while the professor is standing next to the chalkboard, writing mathematical definitions on it with chalk. The click, click, click sound was still obvious every time the professor wrote on the blackboard. Then, the student goes into deep thought when the professor said:




Life is good for only two things, discovering mathematics and teaching mathematics.

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