Health warning: This is not official Open University material. All errors, misconceptions and misleading statements are my very own
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This is a game (trick) I played with (on) my students to highlight the main aspects of Group Actions. It was highly successful - I won 7 pints.
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If you're feeling particularly thirsty, and want to try it out on your own students, click on the picky on the right to download some slides you'll need.
Slides and lecture notes - includes the story of how I killed my friend Nigel.
The Nigel story, lifted from the Analysis lecture - for people who feel queasy at the thought of mathematics
Slides, two pretty feeble jokes, no notes
No jokes, but fairly light-hearted introduction
Even fewer jokes - just a load of hyperbolics really. But great Escher graphic at the end to lift spirits.
Pretty standard intro, dull, dull, dull
From first principles, dreary stuff mostly