Category Archives: Communication

If You Don’t Talk To Your Students About Math, Who Will?

By Steven Klee, Contributing Editor, Seattle University During my freshman year of high school, my geometry teacher came into class one day and challenged us to trisect an angle with a compass and a straight edge. Anyone who was successful … Continue reading

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An Inclusive Maths Conference: ECCO 2016

By Viviane Pons, maitre de conferences (Assistant Professor), Université Paris-Sud Editor’s Note: An expanded version of this article previously appeared at http://openpyviv.com/2016/07/12/ECCO/. Being one of the few women in the men’s world of mathematics and computer science has led me … Continue reading

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Recent Reports and Recommendations Related to Courses in the First Two Years of College Study

By Benjamin Braun, Editor-in-Chief, University of Kentucky While one important component of successful teaching and learning is what happens inside the classroom, an equally important component involves decisions made at the administrative level that impact our classroom environments. A challenge … Continue reading

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Preparing the Next Generation of Students in the Mathematical Sciences to “Think with Data”

By Johanna Hardin, Pomona College, and Nicholas J. Horton, Amherst College As statisticians in mathematics departments, we have both spent many department meetings, departmental reviews, and water-cooler conversations discussing the merits of various different curricular decisions with respect to the … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Syllabus?

by Priscilla Bremser, Contributing Editor I had what seemed the perfect first full-time teaching position, in that much of the planning for Calculus had already been done when I arrived.  The department chair handed me the textbook and the syllabus, … Continue reading

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Social Media as a Teaching Resource

By Drew Lewis, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, The University of Alabama Like many mathematicians, the only formal training I have received as a teacher was in graduate school.  After a one semester seminar on teaching, I was set loose … Continue reading

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A Beginner’s Guide to Standards Based Grading

By Kate Owens, Instructor, Department of Mathematics, College of Charleston In the past, I was frustrated with grades. Usually they told me very little about what a student did or didn’t know. Also, my students didn’t always know what topics … Continue reading

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The First Year of “On Teaching and Learning Mathematics”

By Benjamin Braun, Editor-in-Chief, University of Kentucky It has been one year since On Teaching and Learning Mathematics launched, so it seems an appropriate time for reflection.  As I re-read the 36 articles we have published over the past twelve … Continue reading

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Creating the 2015 CUPM Curriculum Guide

by Martha J. Siegel, Professor, Towson University I serve as chair of the Mathematical Association of America’s (MAA’s) Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics (CUPM). Approximately every ten years, CUPM publishes a new curriculum guide, with the primary goal of … Continue reading

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The Place of Mathematics and the Mathematics of Place

By Carl Lee, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Kentucky and Chellgren Endowed Professor at the Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence. Editor’s Note: Carl Lee is a recipient of the 2014 Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award from the … Continue reading

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