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First Day of Class Activities

Imagine the following scenario. Your university is offering dozens of sections of your course, of which only a handful will stay active past the first week of classes; the rest will be closed. During that week, students can attend as … Continue reading

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Create a Motivational (Math) Syllabus

How long should a syllabus be? (a) 1-2 pagesĀ  (b) 3-6 pagesĀ  (c) 7-9 pages (d) Over 10 pages A year ago, I went to the Lilly Teaching Conference where Christine Harrison asked this question. I didn’t have to think … Continue reading

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I’m your new co-editor

Welcome! I am Alexander Diaz-Lopez, your new co-editor for this blog. I’m a faculty at Villanova University (go Nova!), got my PhD in 2016 from the University of Notre Dame, and work in the areas of Coxeter group theory and … Continue reading

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