Questions tagged [interactive-teaching]

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

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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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short teaching demo on logs; but by someone who uses active learning

I am to give the following for an interview: "a short 7–10-minute teaching demonstration on logarithms. Please consider this as your first 10 minutes of introducing logarithms as if you have not ...
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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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How to make maths explainer videos?

I am a maths teacher and I want to make maths explainer videos particularly like this guy is doing. In fact, in my research, I came to know that manim is the latest tool for creating maths animations ...
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Is there a study on how often modern teaching methods versus traditional methods are used in a math classes?

Most of the students I've encountered seem to have had the same sort of math education I've had, the standard lecture, book readings, homework problems and exams. In my own experience and in my ...
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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 ...
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Teaching math long distance

I have a 13-year-old nephew that liked learning with me, but I've recently moved 400km away. I wonder if it is possible to still learn with him long distance. The subjects I care about are maths and ...
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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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Tools for Mathematical presentation [duplicate]

I would like to teach math online I'm wondering what is the tools for mathematical presentation. For example, I tired Powerpoint with MathType but with no luck Beamer for mathematical presentation ...
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Tablet whiteboard app w e-pencil

(I've generalized the original question as @BrendanW.Sullivan suggests.) I would appreciate recommendations for a whiteboard app for a tablet using an e-pencil. For me: an iPad, using an Apple pencil....
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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 mathematics activities get students physically moving?

What college mathematics topics can be taught in such a way that causes students to physically move around? Background: Recently, it was suggested to me by a faculty member (from another academic ...
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Graph theory teaching materials for young students

Does anyone have any good sources to teach upper primary so grade 7 students basics on graph theory? The only ones I can find are for like upper middle school and high school, and having trouble ...
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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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A Markov chain demonstration that doesn't require computers

I have a large probability class and would like to do some memorable demonstrations of Markov chains for them. Does anyone have any recommendations for a "low-tech" demo that doesn't involve ...
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Topics in Mathematics for a 15 minute demonstration

I need to appear for an interview for the post of Assistant Professor in Mathematics in an undergraduate college. My Backgorund : I have studied topics like Algebra comprising of Group Theory,Ring ...
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In what grade do kids (New York, US) learn common differences?

I'm teaching an after school workshop for a few 7th graders. I was having them try to predict the next item in a complicated sequence. After some failed attempts, one of the kids started analyzing the ...
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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 (not ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...