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Examples of informal explanations that cause misconceptions

Every good teacher knows that giving an informal explanation (that is, an explanation not based on strict definitions and maybe making use of metaphors, intuition, or everyday language) of a ...
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Quote to show students don't have to fear making mistakes

I have some high school students which seem to be afraid of making mistakes. They are hesitant to make exercises in class because they want their course notes to be super clean, without any mistakes. ...
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Published papers for Intro Stat students to read

I am looking for studies and experiments in the literature that I can share with undergraduate students in an intro statistics course. I do not expect students to understand everything, and I plan to ...
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Favorite datasets to use when teaching statistics

There are so many datasets available that it seems difficult to sort through them all and identify the best ones to use when teaching an introduction to statistics class. What are your favorite ...
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Desmos Assignment: Make a graph that does this

I am interested in collecting/creating a compendium of lesson plans that are essentially just this. Lesson Plan: Appropriate for a precalc class and an algebra 2 course. Show the following graph: ...
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List of realistic extremum problems

I am a student who would like to become a teacher, so I am currently following courses in education. One of the things I learned, is that students like authentic, realistic problems. However, much of ...
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what are some surprising result of math for a kid?

let's target kids at most of primary school, what are the surprising things that would let them wow ? Mobius strip would be one. first, it has only one side; then, as Dr Tadashi Tokieda shows, ...
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Good Examples of Questions to have Students Ponder Over Without Paper

A few times now I've found myself in a situation where I want to give a precalculus-level undergraduate student something to think about that's kinda fun and that's well outside of their coursework. ...
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What are some recent, interesting, accessible pieces of mathematics

Mathematics can come across as a sterile, dead subject - a catalogue of techniques long-ago decided, and forever relearned by each successive generation of students. This is approximately true for ...
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Proving convergence or divergence of series: tips and recommendations

This is a follow up of my question on MSE. Which tips and recommendations would you give students who want to investigate series about convergence or divergence? So far we have collected: It is ...