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Technical Report: UTEP-CS-14-14

Published in Geombinatorics, 2015, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 135-139.


In the traditional approach to learning, if we want students to learn how to solve different types of problems, we first teach them how to solve problems of the first type, then how to solve problems of the second type, etc. It turns out that we can speed up learning if we interleave problems of different types. In particular, it has bene empirically shown that interleaving problems of four different types leads to a double speed-up. In this paper, we provide a possible geometric explanation for this empirical fact.