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Category Archives: Math Education
Adapting Problems to Improve their Groupworthiness
In my last blog post, I discussed the importance of using groupworthy tasks with your students. For a task to be groupworthy, it should satisfy three criteria: interdependence (the task is mathematically rich enough that students have to work together), … Continue reading
Posted in Math Education, Math Teaching, Teaching
Tagged Math Education, Math Teaching, Math Teaching and Learning
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AMS Notices Spotlight June/July 2017
As a grad student, life can be hectic—with classes, homework, teaching responsibilities and more—so taking the time out of an already busy schedule to read the AMS Notices “cover to cover” is not always something that seems easily attainable. In … Continue reading
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Using Groupworthy Tasks to Increase Student Engagement
There has been an ongoing call in mathematics education for students to be engaging in problem solving and collaborative groupwork. Although, many instructors find that when they put students in groups, some students seem disengaged and we may start to … Continue reading
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Conquering Students’ MidSemester Complacency
About a week after their first test, during the first round of midterms of the semester for undergraduate students, midsemester complacency came swooping into my classroom. My once invigorated students suddenly started going through the motions of class rather than … Continue reading