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Solutions to exercises

I am teaching the exercise sessions for a 3rd year algebra course (intro to field theory, Galois theory and Algebraic geometry). The format of the course is as follows: for every 2 hour lecture by the ...
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Unconstrained/Constrained optimization real life example

I am in charge of some practice lesson for Calculus II. I have to show how to apply the theory for unconstrained optimization (mainly Hessian analysis) and constrained optimization (Lagrange ...
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Where to find good exercises for term operations?

I'm searching for exercises for practising operations with terms. They should involve working with decimal numbers and fractions (ideally one should convert decimal numbers to simple fractions like ...
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Students understand during course but can't solve exam

I am teaching a math class where the students, most of them, tell me that they can understand the materials given by me during the course. I test them during the course too and they seem to get it. ...
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Questions similar to Wason Selection Task

The Wason Selection Task (described by Pete Clark here) is a great problem for getting students to grapple with all of the intricacies of logical implication. I will be teaching a discrete ...
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Could you recommend a book for studying calculus 1?

I would like to practice a large quantity of exercises from limit calculation, derivatives, sequences and series and finaly integrals.
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Are there any good exercises on point-slope form of a linear equation by itself?

Let's say we're running a basic algebra course and we're committed to showing proofs of everything we reasonably can. The development of equations of lines seems most straightforward in this sequence: ...
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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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Is proof-based exercise-oriented math course without solution an effective way to teach pure math?

In recent years I have seen several courses in pure math in the undergrad level (year 2, 3, 4) such as real analysis and topology where the entire course consists of: notes written during the lecture ...
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Importance of exercises for learning mathematics

For me it seem to be obvious that exercises and exercise courses are important for undergraduates to learn mathematics and skills like finding a proof or writing it down. Was there any research ...
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How many problems do we have to do as undergraduate mathematicians in order to learn a subject?

I'm wondering how many problems are needed in order to learn a subject, let's say Calculus of Several Variables. We know that the professors often assign us a list of problems to solve as homework, ...
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How many problems do we have to do as undergraduate mathematicians in order to learn a subject? [duplicate]

I'm wondering how many problems are needed in order to learn a subject, let's say Calculus of Several Variables. We know that the professors often assign us a list of problems to solve as homework, ...
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Is there a repository with K-12 math exercises and problems written in LaTeX (English or Spanish)?

I've been searching for a repository or a database with math problems (K-12 levels) written in LaTeX, but with no luck. Neither in Spanish (my student's language) ...
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Software to organize and track your exercises

I am math teacher in secondary school and I have a few thousands of mathematical exercises in many Microsoft Word files. I tried to organize them in folders and keep track of new exercises to update ...
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Exercises to go with Simon's “Representations of finite and compact groups”

I am teaching an independent-reading course from Simon's "Representations of finite and compact groups". I chose this book based on fond memories from a previous reading course in which I had ...
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Abandon all hope, ye who enter my office!

The sentence in the title is inspired by a sentence on the gate of hell in Dante Alighieri's masterwork Divine Comedy (Part I: Inferno). I usually write it on my office door after exams when I think ...