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Technical Report: UTEP-CS-18-30

Published in Geombinatorics, 2018, Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 99-105.


Traditional approach to teaching is based on uncovering deficiencies in student's knowledge and working on these deficiencies. Lately, it has been shown that a more efficient approach to education is instead when we start with the student's strengths (assets), and use these strengths to teach the students; however, this asset-based approach is not easy to implement. In this paper, we provide a simple geometric explanation of why the asset-based approach to teaching is more efficient and why it is not easy to implement.