This of course flies in the face of the popular misconception prevalent among laypeople that engineers are good at math.
Interesting comment. I think you're throwing about sweeping generalisations there. Some engineers are brilliant mathematicians and some are appalling. I have a friend who is a brilliant physician and also very lacking in other areas. We are what we are.The one thing I've always noticed about physicians that I've worked with is that they need engineers to work out what they are trying to achieve and make it for them. They have the ideas, but often struggle with the basics. That's only the ones I've worked with though
From your comments I assume that you are a maths teacher? I'd hate to generalise about maths teachers, based on the ones that have taught my friends children!
I presume you meant "physicists", not physicians? I did have some commentary on physicians over here
I am a math* doer, not a maths* teacher, but as part of doing, I have to informally teach engineers, managers, etc.* I am a bloody yank, don't you know