Volume 9, Number 2

A Tale of Two Degrees: Always Ask Why


John Tamine, University of Pittsburgh, USA


Variations of the familiar formulae for inter-converting temperature readings on the Celsius and Fahrenheit scales are developed, and the genesis of the alternative formulae are attributed to the process of reflective study. The opportunity to gain a better intuitive grasp of just exactly what one is doing and even the possibility of finding better ways of doing things are emphasized as rewards of reflection, along with the ensuing sense of personal accomplishment that fuels self-motivation and engenders self-esteem.


Educating The Educators, Learning Theories, Mnemonics/Rote Learning, Self-Motivation, Self-Esteem.