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The mathematical community is one, which—while not as diverse as it could/should be—counts as members individuals from all backgrounds and of all identities. These individualities are something we as a community should cherish and support. One outlet for such support … Continue reading
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Conquering Students’ MidSemester Complacency
About a week after their first test, during the first round of midterms of the semester for undergraduate students, midsemester complacency came swooping into my classroom. My once invigorated students suddenly started going through the motions of class rather than … Continue reading
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
Daily Quizzes: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly—Part 1
This past semester, I decided to do something crazy—I gave my students a quiz (nearly) every day of class. You can imagine that my students weren’t nearly as excited as I was about this plan. In case you’re looking for … Continue reading