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Author Archives: Mohammed Kaabar
Applying the InquiryOriented Approach in teaching Math Courses
The InquiryOriented (IO) Approach and Advanced Mathematical Thinking (AMT) processes play an important role in improving undergraduate math education. IO approach and AMT processes act as a new movement of modern math education based on the methods used in math … Continue reading
The Role of Generalization in Advanced Mathematical Thinking
Generalization and abstraction both play an important role in the minds of mathematics students as they study higherlevel concepts. In the second chapter of the Springer book Advanced Mathematical Thinking, Tommy Dreyfus defines generalization as the derivation or induction from something particular to something … Continue reading
Getting Students Used to Abstract Concepts
According to my experience teaching limits in Calculus for Life Scientists, it is really difficult for students to understand limits because they do not have the required knowledge on which to build the concept. I have noticed that even if they can handle and … Continue reading
Posted in Advice, Math Education, Math Teaching, Teaching
Tagged calculus, Math Education, Teaching Advice
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Preparing for Job Applications
Whether you are looking for a research job, teaching job, or position outside of academia, my advice for graduate students is to begin the job search process as early as possible. These days, candidates face several types of interviews—by video conference, phone, … Continue reading
Overcoming the Challenges of Grad School: Preparing for Qualifying Exams
One of the major challenges during my graduate studies was the preparation for the Graduate Qualifying Exam (GQE). I started preparing for that exam six months in advance, and I spent every night solving the previous exams to get an idea … Continue reading
Posted in Advice, Diversity, General, Grad School, Interview, Interviews, Jobs, Math, Math Teaching, Teaching
Tagged Advice, Graduate Exams
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