Category Archives: Mathematics Online

Infinity Elephants and Gabriel’s Horn

Guest Author: Brian Hook Vi Hart’s Doodling in Math Class: Infinity Elephants is a fun little video that brushes over many mathematical concepts without getting bogged down in technical jargon. Vi, a prolific recreational mathematician who also contributes heavily to Khan Academy, … Continue reading

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How to change the Traditional Mathematics Teaching from the Memorization-Based Method to Interactive-Based 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

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Exchanging Math for Fake Internet Points

As a fourth-year grad student in math at the University of Minnesota, I spend a lot of time thinking about math problems, but I get worn out when I think about the same problem for too long. Sometimes it can … Continue reading

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How to Have a Great Math Staycation

Thanksgiving is this week and the holidays are right around the corner, which means most of us will be getting several weeks off from formal grad school requirements.  But the time off is good for much more than just plentiful eating, quality … 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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