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Category Archives: Teaching
Mathematics Students and Legitimate Peripheral Participation
One of the things that mathematics educators often talk about is the idea of teaching the norms of the discipline of mathematics to students, starting at a fairly young age. In Jo Boaler and Cathlee Humphreys’ book Connecting Mathematical Ideas: … Continue reading
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Why we need Receptive Learning to have Active Learning
In a recent issue of Notices of the AMS, Benjamin Braun, Priscilla Bremser, Art M. Duval, Elise Lockwood, and Diana White make a compelling case to include active learning in mathematics. I want to make a less popular move and … Continue reading
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Daily Quizzes: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly—Part 2
You may recall that quite some time ago, I tried to convince you that giving your students a one or twoquestion quiz every single day had a myriad of good aspects. You can check out why I loved this method in Part … Continue reading
What to Do When a Group Gets Stuck Working on a Task
In my previous post, I discussed how to adapt a problem that you have found in order to make the problem groupworthy. One of the important things to consider when adapting realworld problems is to avoid giving stepbystep instructions and formulas … Continue reading
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