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Tag Archives: Math Teaching
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
Communicating Mathematics to a Broader Audience
How we communicate mathematics is an essential part of making mathematics accessible. You’ve probably experienced communicating with peers and faculty in your area of specialization, taught a few math courses, or even been involved in outreach activities with younger students. … Continue reading
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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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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