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Author Archives: Mohammed Kaabar
Overcoming the Challenges of Grad School: An International Student’s Perspective
As a graduate student in mathematics, I would like to tell you my story about the major challenges that I have faced during my graduate studies in mathematics and how I overcame these challenges to make my success happen. First of … Continue reading
How to change the Traditional Mathematics Teaching from the MemorizationBased Method to InteractiveBased Method
During my Calculus II teaching in Fall 2015 at Washington State University (WSU), several students told me that “Volumes” is one of the most difficult topics in Calculus II, and they also told me “it is difficult to apply what we learned … Continue reading
How I help my Students overcome their Fears, create a Supportive Classroom, and get Students to ask Good Questions
During my five years of teaching experience as a teaching assistant including teaching, grading and math tutoring at Washington State University (WSU) and American University of Sharjah (AUS), I have noticed that many students are not motivated because they are … Continue reading
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Teaching Calculus: Two Handy Techniques
In my five years of teaching calculus, I’ve noticed that students often struggle with partial fractions and integration by parts. Therefore, here are two alternative methods I use that are faster and easier than the traditional methods that most authors … Continue reading
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Five Things to do as a Graduate Student in Mathematics
I would like to share with you my first year experience as a graduate student in mathematics at Washington State University, and I want to give you some suggestions about what you should do as a graduate student in mathematics. … Continue reading