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When do college students learn rigorous proofs?

I teach in a regional university. In my department, students take their "proof course" (a course that sole focus on writing proofs) in the third or even fourth year. All the courses before ...
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Introductory real analysis before or after introductory abstract algebra?

What are the pros and cons for students of taking introductory real analysis before or after introductory abstract algebra, assuming they are going to take both? I recognize that the overlap between ...
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Complex Variables for Engineers versus Ordinary Differential Equations with Linear Algebra difficulty [closed]

Which course is harder for students? Complex variables designed for engineers/ scientists or odes+linear algebra course for Engineers/Scientists?
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The sequence of chapters

I'm using a textbook but in my course the chapters are numbered differently. For example, the book has the following chapters: Real Numbers Square Roots Polynomial in a single variable (they don't ...
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What should I learn after calculus?

I'm currently planning on taking AP Calculus BC and AP Statistics as a freshman in high school next year, and am looking to go into the computer science field. I was wondering what track I should ...
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Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) for 5th Grade

Are there any schools out there successfully using CGI with a 5th grade curriculum? Our students have poor number sense, and we'd like to remediate using CGI. I'd love to compare sequences of lessons ...
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Soft question: take complex analysis or cryptology?

I am math major junior considering math grad school. I need to decide whether to take complex analysis or cryptology this semester. Complex analysis seems to be a recommended course for people ...
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