Feynman Method

When was the last time you unsuccessfully tried to understand a concept?

“I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.” – Richard Feynman

For me, it was the day before I learned the Feynman method. I tried to understand some algorithms during my calculus classes. I did the math and sometimes I got the right answer. But I did not understand the underlying meaning. I could use the algorithms but I did not know when and why. Around the same time one of my professors mentioned Richard Feynman during class. It was a recommendation to look him up. I did. I found a role-model and a great learning method.