Some speed bumps on the road to CGT happiness:
* Math is hard. Math without numbers is harder. Often when I ask students to "show" something on the homework, they're not sure how to show the proper amount of work.
* Values aren't coming soon enough. I decided to skip ahead to Chapter 5 (we're using Lessons in Play) to get to the values. The book hints at a lot of values ahead of time, but it would be easier to show more examples with values happening earlier on. I skipped the end of Chapter 4 and probably should have skipped sooner.
* The book problems are tough. I've needed to generate homework problems appropriate for undergraduates, which has taken some extra time. I've shied away from the worksheets I used last time, but perhaps I should reincorporate those.
There are definitely some things that make going ahead easy, though:
* The students are not expecting me to prove things. It's pretty easy for me to skip the more theoretical material in the book.
* The class is small and flexible. I've been able to ditch my lecture notes and do other things when it seems appropriate. I did this in class on Monday.
* I asked the students to force me to clarify whether I mean "ruleset" or "position" whenever I use the word "game". They're very good at this, to the point where they call out whichever I should have said themselves.
I'm really looking forward to the point where I give students a new