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Is there a rigrous and relatively complete book/lecture notes for selfstudying several variable calculus?

I would like to study university level mathematics on my own. I found rigorous books on single variable calculus and topology and learned those. But what would one recommend for several variable ...
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Collaborative note taking

I have been encouraging my classmates to connect with me on Google Docs to work collaboratively on taking notes. Still, no takers though. I imagine that if I were a professor, I would attempt to get ...
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Using an iPad to write on pdf slides

For a course that I am teaching I have produced pdf format "skeleton notes", i.e. partially completed class notes which students can print and bring to class. In the lecture I then aim to go though ...
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How to deal with poor students who don't take notes?

I want to set the context for me asking this question before stating it properly. I teach at college/university level. This question deals with first-year students, fresh from school. So think ...
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The importance of note taking in mathematics

I'm asking this question right now due to the fact that a lower back problem has made it very difficult for me to do much but lie down for large sections of the day when it flares up, and the fact ...
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Is it better to provide students with guided notes or to have them write their own notes, or both?

When I taught calculus, I posted my notes after the lecture. Then I had the students fill out a mid-quarter evaluation, and a lot of them wanted me to post my notes before class. What I started ...
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How important is the act of writing his own script for the learning outcome?

There are several styles of delivering a lecture: The lecturer uses the blackboard and the students write their own lecture notes. The lecturer uses the blackboard and also provide a script so that ...
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How to take notes when teacher uses slides?

I am having trouble with taking notes in class. I believe this is because we are using slides for the course. Slides bombard students with all this information, and at the same time the teacher is ...
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Inquiry about my note-taking skill

I am a rising college junior in US with a major in mathematics. I recently noticed a problem in my note-taking skill in the mathematics, both from the textbooks and lectures. When I was a ...
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Moore method projective geometry

Has anyone written a set of Moore method notes for synthetic projective geometry? It seems like it would be well-suited, but I haven't been able to find any such thing on the Internet.
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advantage of handwritten materials for course documents

I am curious, is anyone aware of a study which determines the advantage of typed vs. handwritten material in mathematics? Of course, ideally, we would compare the best of both worlds. Say a ...
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How can I make my notes more useful for future reference?

I was looking at this previous question on writing lecture notes he says: Most students think that the reason to take notes is to have a reference for later, but we know that the real reason to ...
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Organizing Old Notes

Since it's currently summer break, and I've a bit more time than normal, I've been organizing my old notes. I seem to have an almost unwieldy amount of old handouts and tests from classes previously ...
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How do I Create Geometric Drawings Efficiently?

What is the most efficient way to create neat and consistent geometric drawings which I can insert into tests, worksheets, etc.? Here are my primary concerns: 1) A simple drawing should be quick to ...
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Lecture Notes: Slides with extra detail or longer PDF?

In courses that rely primarily on "lecture notes" over a text book, I've primarily seen two different ways to go: (1) Write slides that intentionally serve as notes (either by adding more detail ...