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Tag Archives: Teaching
In my previous post, I discussed how to adapt a problem that you have found in order to make the problem groupworthy. One of the important things to consider when adapting real-world problems is to avoid giving step-by-step instructions and formulas … Continue reading
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
This past semester, I decided to do something crazy—I gave my students a quiz (nearly) every day of class. You can imagine that my students weren’t nearly as excited as I was about this plan. In case you’re looking for … Continue reading
For my next installment on innovative teaching techniques, I’d like to dredge another demon that haunted my nights long ago—EIGENVECTORS! Normally, eigenvectors are introduced in the waning days of a first-year linear algebra course, when students’ minds are already saturated … Continue reading