The cowl I am making
Starting grad school has been a bit of a roller coaster and everyone seems to say that the first year is the hardest. So far, I still enjoy showing up everyday so here is a list of advice I have received and have tried to incorporate into my lifestyle that might help if you find yourself overwhelmed.
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Saturday was the Pi Day of a lifetime – 3/14/15 9:26:53! Hopefully all of you were able to share some delicious pie with your friends and family. When slicing up your pie how can you make sure everyone received a fair share? It’s the Lone-Divider Method to the rescue!
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Are you looking ahead to a career that involves teaching and starting to wonder what that means for you? Then you should consider attending the annual Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) conference this summer, in Austin. The conference is incredibly welcoming, and this year’s theme is “Empowering with IBL”. The conference has strong connections to the Academy of Inquiry-Based Learning, Project NExT, and the MAA. The conference is inexpensive for graduate students, and it includes housing and food, plus it’s in Austin! See the link for more information.
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i>Clicker GO app on iPhone 7
In September, 2012, Laura Zirbel wrote a post about her experience with using i>Clickers in the classroom. I used to be very against i>Clickers. Oftentimes I found they were used solely as a means of determining attendance and not as a tool to help students learn course material. I am teaching a combined precalculus and trigonometry course this semester and have incorporated i>Clickers into my lectures and am loving the results.
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A quick Google search on mathematics metacognition returns more than 300,000 results. What is metacognition and why should we care about it? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as
Awareness or analysis of one’s own learning or thinking processes.
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