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Category Archives: Math Education
A Letter to the Professors
Dear professors, First, let me start by thanking each professor for all of the hard work they’ve put in guiding students throughout our academic careers. Thank you for spending countless hours writing our shining letters of recommendation, giving us your … Continue reading
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Math Students Hunt For Errors in False Proofs!
Communicating mathematics is a crucial part of a developing mathematician’s career. Really, any mathematician’s career. In the classroom, with peers, and at conferences, math students organize their learning and research in order to effectively question and convey concepts that require … Continue reading
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Teaching in the Time of Coronavirus, Part I
Hi all, 2020 has been a complicated year so far, and things are only going to get more complicated as the COVID19 pandemic. I’ve been thinking a lot about teaching recently, (as I’m the instructor for a class of undergrad … Continue reading
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What is an Infinitesimal?
A guest post from Reginald Anderson at Kansas State University. Firsttime learners of calculus often struggle with the notion of an infinitesimal, and considering $\frac{dy}{dx}$ literally as a fraction can lead students astray in Calculus III and differential equations, when … Continue reading
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How to Divide by Zero: An Interview with Bill Shillito
For this post, I interviewed a colleague about a new project he is working on: a website where he encourages his readers to consider the possibility of dividing by zero. Bill Shillito has a Master’s degree in Secondary Mathematics Education … Continue reading