Questions tagged [mixed-ability]

For questions about addressing students with varying abilities, e.g. a course with both math majors and non-majors, or a course where some students succeeded in a prerequisite while others didn't.

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How can one deal with classes split up (in terms of previous knowledge)?

Imagine a class which is split completey regarding previous knowledge which is in some way needed for the class. How can you deal with such a class? How can you - without giving too much workload to ...
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Presenting a solution with a stroke of genius

When presenting the $3$-dimensional proof of the Desargues' theorem an average student might have, speaking informally, a "WTF moment". It is an extreme case, but a similar situation could happen in ...
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Splitting the students by abilities

Disclaimer: This question will use as an example a computer-science university program, because it is much easier for me to describe and give some statistics, but it applies to math as well. The ...
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How do you handle a wide ability range when delivering a 50 min tutorial with lots of material to get through?

So far I've tried building my presentation from elements, each of which is differently paced. A lot of tutorials are given just by rapidly writing fully worked solutions on the board, thereby leaving ...