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#thestruggleisREAL: Reflection in a Real Analysis Class

By Katharine Ott, Department of Mathematics, Bates College Real Analysis is a rite of passage for undergraduate math majors. It is one of my favorite courses to teach, but I recognize that the course is challenging for students, and, for … Continue reading

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Beyond Grades: Feedback to Stimulate Rethinking and Intellectual Growth

By Cody L. Patterson and Priya V. Prasad, Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at San Antonio We frequently use writing assignments to encourage students to examine topics in greater depth than what we cover in class, and we emphasize to our students … Continue reading

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Communicating Advanced Mathematics to Kids

By Jeremy Martin, Professor, University of Kansas I’ve often thought that we could do a lot better job of explaining “advanced” mathematics concepts in simple language for the benefit of a wider audience. As a student, I never liked being … Continue reading

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Assessment in Postsecondary Mathematics Courses

By Benjamin Braun, Editor-in-Chief, University of Kentucky. Our understanding of the importance of processes and practices in student achievement has grown dramatically in recent years, both in mathematics education and education more broadly.  As a result, at the K-12 level … Continue reading

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Teaching Practices Between and Beyond All Lecture and All Student Discovery

By Benjamin Braun, Editor-in-Chief, University of Kentucky. This post is inspired by an article by Karen Marrongelle and Chris Rasmussen [1], in which they discuss the false dichotomy between all lecture and all student discovery as the two exclusive teaching … Continue reading

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