Tag Archives: Math Teaching and Learning

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

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How to change the Traditional Mathematics Teaching from the Memorization-Based Method to Interactive-Based Method

During my Calculus II teaching in Fall 2015 at Washington State University (WSU), several students told me that “Volumes” is one of the most difficult topics in Calculus II, and they also told me “it is difficult to apply what we learned … Continue reading

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(Not) Noticing Personal Progress

As we go through grad school, we all spend years learning new things but, if you’re anything like me, you don’t really feel any “smarter” (whatever that means). I have been taking classes, studying for and taking prelim exams (see … Continue reading

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How I help my Students overcome their Fears, create a Supportive Classroom, and get Students to ask Good Questions

During my five years of teaching experience as a teaching assistant including teaching, grading and math tutoring at Washington State University (WSU) and American University of Sharjah (AUS), I have noticed that many students are not motivated because they are … Continue reading

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