We talked about ways to teach error propagation, spending a fair amount of time bashing the significant figures approach. John Denker, the author of the article you were encouraged to read, joined us and has since updated the document in response to the great discussion.
We’re now taking a two week break. We’ll be back on 12/4 with student capstone presentations. If you have any students who you think could give a short (5-10) minute presentation on a project of theirs, please let Andy (firstname.lastname@example.org) know.