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Interactive teaching is a pedagogical approach that incorporates things like social networking and computing into course design and delivery.

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Evaluation and feedback using Optical Mark Recognition systems in secondary school

OMR in exit tickets I plan to use an OMR, Optical Mark Recognition systems at the end of (some of) my classes. I want to use the same OMR system for exit tickets scattered over the academic year (...
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Integral calculus from the modern viewpoint

This is a soft question. What is the purpose of teaching techniques of integration at the college level? More specifically, in the sense of putting integration into practice, what value does ...
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To what extent is MSE reputation an indication of potential in education? [closed]

Similar question as in Academia StackExchange except education instead of academia. Quote: High reputation on a technical Stack Exchange site might indicate that you're a good teacher of that ...
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App to show exercises solved by students in real time

I'm looking for an app that can be used when the teacher gives a set of exercises to his class to show for each exercise how many students solved it, how many students tried to solve it, etc. The ...
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Phone app or webpage to link HS students to free math tutor?

I have been doing volunteer high-school math tutoring in person. But nowadays, I think there should also be an online way of connecting a student in need of help, with someone willing to help them. ...
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How to teach abstract algebra for the first time?

I am a Ph.D student in computer science. I am TAing one course this semester, which requires the basics of abstract algebra like rings, fields, ideals, and basic theorems about them. I have done two ...
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Shanghai math — what is it, and how good is it?

Some schools in the UK are adopting English translations of a grade school math textbook from Shanghai. The book appears to be designed to work with a specific teaching approach, the only specifics ...
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Erasing students' work - etiquette/guidelines?

What are some guidelines on erasing students' work such as on a chalkboard/whiteboard in a classroom or on paper in a private tutorial class? Usually this is for the parts of maths that involves ...
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Reinforcement mathematics thinking of 10 years old child by teaching `patterns`

As Lynn Steen in The Science of Patterns says, I think Mathematics is the science of pattern ...
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Effectiveness of audio / video feedback

Hattie & Timperley (2007) mention a meta-analysis about video or audio feedback with a mean effective size of .64 (Table 2 on page 84). They state that this analysis was part of the meta-analysis ...
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videos for teaching and publishing in youtube [duplicate]

how to create videos for teaching maths and what are the Hardware and software required. I know to prepare slides but not free flow.I want to preapre videos just like teaching in a class room but ...
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Teaching measurement to 4th grade students by projects?

I'm going to be teaching measurement to 4th grade students and I want something a little more hands on. I believe that they would enjoy that more. So any helpful ideas or things you think would work ...
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interactive web page for differential calculus

I apologize if this is a silly question. I look for free online web page for a differential calculus and theirs rules for higher school. By google shearch, I don't have an intersting results. For ...
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What subjects can be taught using spreadsheets to 13 year old kids?

This semesters I am teaching a course to 12-13 year old kids in which they are supposed to learn the basics of spreadsheet usage. I am having difficult in coming up with fun / interesting exercises ...
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What teaching strategies can we learn from this logic puzzle going viral?

By now I'm sure everyone has run into the math puzzle where Albert and Bernard try to deduce Cheryl's birthday, which is all over social media, and even traditional media! If you don't know what I'm ...
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What is the point of using half range Fourier series for standard functions?

If we have a standard function, like $f(x) = x$ or $g(x) = x^2$, defined between $0$ and $\pi$, then why should we be interested in extending this function to give a Fourier series that resembles this ...
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Students blogging on math

Has anyone had their students (high school and beyond) put expositions of math problems/topics/projects on a class blog to be critiqued by other students and revised on-the-fly to provide some ...
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Fourier Animation

Are there any resources which show Fourier series approximating a given waveform? I am looking for examples which have a real impact on students and provides motivation. I am trying to find something ...
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Use of symbolic math apps in teaching

Symbolic math apps, such as Mathcad, are extremely useful in doing exploratory/experimental math. I've frequently used it to run numerical checks on mathematical expressions I've derived; put up quick ...
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What are the best apps for students to discuss math problems?

I am looking for a good app that enables students to chat with one another in order to work on mathematics problems. The idea is that, in the old days, students would work over the phone to solve ...
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Sources for mathematics outside the mathematics world

In this question I would like to ask you about material showing the uses (or occurrences) of mathematics in the everyday world. The aim is to encourage with it a group of young undergraduate ...
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Which method of combining ratios is ‘better’?

Given that:- (1) a : b = 5 : 24, and (2) b : c = 16 : 7 In getting the combined ratio a : b : c, there are two approaches:- Method 1: 1.1 Rewrite (1) as a : b = 5*16 : 24*16 = 80 : 384 1.2 Rewrite ...
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Game or gamified application for teaching/learning secondary school mathematics

Is there any game or gamified application for teaching/learning mathematics covering a high school/secondary school curriculum?
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Use of methods similar to Magdalene Lampert's at the college level?

Today's NY Times Magazine has an article titled "Why do Americans stink at math?" It gives a very positive depiction of a set of methods advocated by Magdelene Lampert in her book Teaching Problems ...
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Why do we need perfect numbers?

Why are perfect numbers important? What is the best way of introducing these numbers to a first course on number theory? I could not find any application apart from the relation to Mersenne primes. ...
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Good example for manual execution of MapReduce

I'd like to explain the MapReduce programming model to a group of students. I thought about a little group work, where each student acts as a "Map-process" and has to perform a little computation. The ...
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How to divide up readings in a flipped classroom?

Next semester I plan to experiment with "flipping" a classroom, by assigning required readings from the textbook (perhaps with supplementary notes) so that lecture doesn't have to "cover all the ...
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What is a reasonable use of clickers in the context of teaching?

In this answer, user Robert Talbert stated that There are some amazing things you can do pedagogically with clickers. I'd like to see some examples. (Not that I'm eager to try that myself, but I'...
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Why don't all teachers use clickers?

As a school project we've developed a web based tool (similar to a clicker) which helps the teacher understand how large proportion of their students actually understand what she/he says. Now we've ...
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Peer Review of Mathematical Essays

Background I find that the best way for my mathematical modeling class to understand the modeling process is by having the experience of modeling some real world situation of their group's choosing. ...
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Teaching by Slides, Yes or No?

Mathematicians use (Powerpoint/Beamer) slides for their lectures. My question is about using slides for teaching math. There are several positive and negative arguments about teaching by slide show. e....
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Is Peer Instruction suited to mathematics classroom?

Peer Instruction is a method developed by Eric Mazur in Harvard, designed with a student-centered approach in mind. In a nutshell, the core of the method is that when presented with a problem, ...
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How to make calculus lecture time more interactive?

I taught my first university course last Summer. It was integral calculus that usually has about 200-300+ students during the school year, but my Summer class had only about 35 students. I taught by ...
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Experiences with online courses, specially MOOC?

Online courses, particularly massive open online courses (MOOC) are the current rage. I can see that having students going through the material presented at their own pace, whenever they have time, ...
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Keeping quicker students engaged and interested throughout a course

In a college math course one is bound to find a fairly broad range of students in terms of their quickness in understanding the material. This is due to many reasons, including differing mathematical ...
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Encouraging class participation

I teach calculus to college students, and find it very difficult to get them to speak up in class when I ask questions, or when I'm trying to get a pulse for how much they understand. I think ...