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Really? One on one? I've certainly been to many 'read-out-the-textbook' lectures, but there's a good point to those, which is why I went. One on one I'd feel very robbed.

Is it sufficient to read the book aloud to them even if you don't understand it yourself? If so why isn't there a profession of ill-educated freelance book-readers?

So are you claiming to be a counterexample to 'weight change=calories in - calories out'?

Mathematics. No problems there because the wisdom of the ancients is still true.

"Well, I code in Python most of the time, and I tend to write in *functional/imperative* style because it's so much clearer and more concise to me and to others who I can consider to be more advanced. Funny thing is, people who think in *procedural* style find it very difficult to read my demonstrab...(read more)

And then when you've got his attention, show him decimal notation.

And stirrups for his horse. And lances.

Once he's hooked, show him why things float. And how a ball rolling down an inclined plane moves 1, 4, 9, 16 as it accelerates.

Show him Cartesian geometry. And how to play go with lines sc...(read more)

A plastic bottle out of the trash. It's transparent but flexible and almost weightless. See how well the lid has been made? It makes a water-tight seal.

It might be the most valuable object in Greece.

Bad weather, as in 'rain that rots your crops and causes famine', 'wind that takes the roof off your house', 'blizzards that kill your livestock', etc...

I suspect that 300 days of sleet might have an effect, even now.

I've also had this done, but my GP used warm water. No ill effects whatsoever. Obviously my hearing improved.

Doesn't Newtonian gravity require computation over an infinite number of steps?