Category Archives: Classroom Practices

Thinking Outside the Textbook

By Steven Klee, Contributing Editor, Seattle University When two grandmasters face off in a chess tournament, they are faced with a complicated bit of game theory.  If you were in one of their positions, you would prepare for the match … Continue reading

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On Being Imperfect

By Gizem Karaali, Pomona College I have a secret: For the last year or so, my nine-year-old daughter and I have been trying to develop a meditation practice. This guy, Andy, who leads us daily through meditation sessions facilitated by … Continue reading

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Eating Our Own Cooking: What I’ve Actually Used or Shared

By Art Duval, Contributing Editor, University of Texas at El Paso A popular saying in business (or so I’ve read) is to “eat your own cooking”: Use the products your own company makes.  I suppose there are several motivations to … Continue reading

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What Do Hobbits Know About Mathematics?

Sam: If I take one more step, I’ll be the farthest away from home I’ve ever been. Frodo: Come on, Sam. Remember what Bilbo used to say: ‘It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the … Continue reading

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Kindness in the Mathematics Classroom

by Art Duval, Contributing Editor, University of Texas at El Paso Several years ago, I was teaching a calculus course which included three students who were especially struggling with the material, in spite of regularly attending class. I have a … Continue reading

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Sustaining the Energy and Maintaining the Growth

I often start out each semester eager to try a few new things in the classroom, or to pay particular attention to certain aspects of my teaching.  As the semester progresses, I often find myself slipping into the pattern of … Continue reading

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On the Culture of Making Things

By Nicholas Long, Stephen F. Austin State University In one of life’s weird coincidences, when I moved to a small town in East Texas to start my academic career at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) ten years ago, I … Continue reading

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Do We Get to Work at the Board Today?

By Steven Klee, Contributing Editor, Seattle University When I first started incorporating active learning in the classroom, I struggled with getting my students to buy into being active.  I made worksheets, put the students in groups, and excitedly set them … Continue reading

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The Third Year of “On Teaching and Learning Mathematics”

By Benjamin Braun, Editor-in-Chief, University of Kentucky Summer 2017 brought the third anniversary of On Teaching and Learning Mathematics and with it our annual review of the articles we have published since our previous year in review article. Over the … Continue reading

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To Active Learning and Beyond: Attending to Student Thinking AND Student Experience in Active-Learning Math Classes

By Jess Ellis Hagman, Contributing Editor, Colorado State University On a recent trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico, I met a really cool woman named Anna Sale who runs a podcast called Death, Sex, and Money (check it out). In … Continue reading

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