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Online learning in the time of Coronavirus: Tips for students and the instructors who support them

Abbe Herzig, AMS Director of Education In the midst of the upheaval due to the Coronavirus, students and faculty are transitioning to new virtual classrooms. Many of us haven’t chosen to learn or teach, but here we are, making the … Continue reading

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Surprise! Transitioning to online teaching

 By Abbe Herzig, AMS Director of Education Many of us are experiencing stress as schools, colleges and universities move instruction out of the classroom. Fortunately, even if distance learning is new to you, it isn’t new, and there is a … Continue reading

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MATHEMATICS: GATEKEEPER OR GATEWAY?

Some recent writers on mathematics education have been talking about mathematics as a field enjoying ’unearned privilege’ as a ‘gatekeeper’ in our society.  The more I think about it, the less sense this makes. For some writers, the reference may … Continue reading

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The MAA Instructional Practices Guide

By Benjamin Braun, University of Kentucky In December 2017, the MAA released the Instructional Practices Guide (IP Guide), for which I served on the Steering Committee as a lead writer. The IP Guide is a substantial resource focused on the … Continue reading

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My “First” Mathematical Problem and What It Means

I am inspired, by several previous blog entries, to write about my own mathematical awakening, and what I’ve learned from reflecting on it. I went to New York City Public Schools, in the Bronx.  I always enjoyed arithmetic and mastered … Continue reading

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A Skeptic’s Guide to Service Learning in Mathematics

By Priscilla Bremser, Contributing Editor Many college and university students do volunteer work in local communities, and can learn valuable lessons in the process. The term “service learning” refers more specifically to service activities that are integral parts of academic … Continue reading

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“The Time Has Come”: Highlights of the 2014 AMS Committee on Education Meeting

By Benjamin Braun, Editor-in-Chief, University of Kentucky The 2014 American Mathematical Society (AMS) Committee on Education (CoE) meeting took place on October 16-18 in Washington, D.C.  I attended as a member of the AMS CoE.  In addition to the committee … Continue reading

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