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What do you think, is teaching on an actual board more efficient than using an online board?

I am a sophomore math undergraduate and so far all of my university courses have been online due to the pandemic. I am really curious what you guys think about the efficiency of teaching mathematics ...
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Code for Urn (containing colored balls) generator? [duplicate]

I am interested in code that generates an urn with various colored balls for an economics experiment. I came across this thread: Urn (containing colored balls) generator? However, the server that the ...
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Remote work in math academia

Migrated from Mathoverflow.net This is a questions about teaching/research in math academia. During the pandemic, many things have been moved online: courses, seminars, informal gatherings, etc. As a ...
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Hourly math contests online

You can play chess online anytime you want to, even against a human opponent of your level, even in hourly competitions. It would be nice to have the same thing in math, at least for kids. Everyone ...
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Looking for a collaborative drawing solution

Preparing for a class I teach this summer and stumbled upon a technology problem. I want to show my students a graph, ask students to annotate it privately (eg mark mean on a histogram) and then ...
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Converting an Online Course Back to In-Person

As I wrap up my Spring semester online courses, I'm starting to think about next Fall when (hopefully) our university will return to full in-person classes. Because of COVID, over the last year I have ...
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How many of "The Seven Laws of Teaching" are still relevant for teaching maths today?

Wikipedia shows that in 1886 John Milton Gregory outlined his "The Seven Laws of Teaching"; asserting that a teacher should: Know thoroughly and familiarly the lesson you wish to teach; ...
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Do any tools exist that convert "pretty print" equations into "inline text" equations?

Context: I am an assistant professor of mathematics at a small school in the US. Many of my courses have homework assignments administered by WeBWorK. A small minority of students struggle mightily (...
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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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How to create an online examination in a small class that ensures certain academic integrity

I am teaching a Calculus class with around 30 students. The classroom is about 100 m^2. So far I have been using myopenmath.com to assign homework problems to my students. Now I would like to deliver ...
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A wow video to teach Calculus

I am teaching Calculus (one and also several variables). I would like to create questions in which students would watch a short video and then answer a question related to the content of the video. In ...
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Teaching linear algebra, wacom tablet display of coordinate system, eigenvectors, markov chains

I am teaching linear algebra as part of an information retrieval course, which now occurs online. I have a Wacom tablet and free drawing software, sketchBook for artists, so can draw circles ellipses ...
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Create a mathematical problem with randomized parameters

Recently I am using Moodle to create problems with randomized parameters. In Moodle, there is so-called Calculated questions that let me do this in a straightforward way. For example, I can simply ...
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Question formats for online tests, to deter cheating

I'm teaching calculus 1 online this term and anticipate being plagued by the perennial problem of cheaters. I have seen suggestions for how to arrange the testing time to accommodate for traditional ...
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asynchronous teaching and requiring frequent email updates from students, and having these as the only part of their grade

Due to the COVID pandemic, classes at my school (small public liberal arts college) will be all online. I've chosen to try teaching asynchronously (via pre-made video lectures) starting next week. I ...
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Transitioning proof based math courses online

I'd love to learn from anyone's recent experiences teaching online proof based math courses, especially those that have a large group of students who will be working asynchronously. My usual proof ...
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Online Definition/Theorem Statement Quizzes

This fall I'll be teaching a standard "Introduction to Proofs" course and administration is advising us to be ready at any time to switch from in-person to fully online (or anything in ...
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Teaching aid for online mathematics course

Crossposting from the math.stackexchange (Question) Online classes will start again as the semester will start, I bought an XP-Pen deco 03 to help me with online teaching. I will be teaching ...
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Do you know of any third-party math-friendly testing software?

At a previous institution, we used moodle for our learning management system, which has a fairly useful tool for creating quizzes that make it more difficult for the student to cheat. In particular, ...
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What is a good place for teachers to share self-created content?

I am a high school mathematics teacher and I regularly create problems and their solutions for my students. It has always lingered in my mind that this content can also benefit others. What would be a ...
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Ideal Features of Online Homework Platform?

If you could build an ideal online homework platform for mathematics, what combination of features should it have in order to be effective at levels from high school through undergraduate, and why? ...
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Grad school after doing an online bachelor's degree without support for undergraduate research

[I originally posted this is the Mathematics Stack Exchange and was told to post it here instead] This might seem like an odd topic for this forum, but I'm losing my mind. I am about eight months away ...
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How, now, shall we teach math online?

Now that everyone has had the experience of teaching math in an online/remote/synchronous/asynchronous format, and looking forward to more of this in the Summer and Fall terms, how do we change our ...
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Efficient methods to receive and grade online mathematics assessments?

I am UK-based but I guess this issue currently affects all maths educators and has probably been addressed by those how have been delivering courses through online channels for the past few years. ...
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For an online assignment application, should different versions of the same assignment be allowed to have different numbers of questions?

For an online assignment application where you can configure different versions of a single assignment/test to have different questions, should it be possible to also have the different versions have ...
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How much does it cost to develop an online course?

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, and other local problems, we are seeing the need of developing most of our teaching online. Just "do a class like always" (but with no blackboard) via some network ...
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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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Math circles while under quarantine

I suspect I'm not the only one here who finds himself with a dormant math circle due to quarantine. I'm interested in two kinds of suggestions regarding this situation: suggestions for running a ...
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How to conduct online testing for Calculus?

Due to COVID-19, I have been planning to transition to online teaching (which, of course, includes online testing as well). The LMS that we use is Blackboard which is integrated with Proctorio. ...
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Most popular setups for recording video lectures

This is similar to another question about teaching online, but I want to focus on something specific: what are the most popular setups for recording math video lectures? What's the easiest and best ...
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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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How shall we teach math online?

Many universities, including mine, are now requiring we teach our courses online because corona. How shall we do this? Let’s brainstorm here. Some challenges: My school provides limited online ...
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Online Whiteboard Application with Simple Latex Support

Like a lot of people, my school is in the position of having to move their courses online. Does anyone know a good whiteboard app that allows simple latex entry? The closest I've been able to find is ...
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EdX Courses for Self-Study

I have been independently considering two edX courses in mathematics. The first, a course on probability theory drawing from a financial crisis case study, appeared to me plausibly comparable in ...
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Online open-course-ware that uses Maclane's book "Algebra"

I am struggling with that book which I find to be more of second-guessing type than a book for self-study: it has cryptically written sections, no examples (and those given, and rarely, are even more ...
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Measure of Improvement in Math Skills from Remediation with ALEKS

I am analyzing some data on ALEKS for my home institution (ALEKS, an acronym that stands for "Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces", is an online tutoring and assessment program that includes ...
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Automated drilling sites with some specific problems

I am teaching a student basic equations. For now, I want him to drill: Multiplication Exponentiation (by exponents 2, 3, 4 and 5) Substituting values in first degree equations (what is $(x-2)(5x+3)+...
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Existing Tools for Math Expression Equivalence Logic

Note - this question was posted here and garnered some decent replies before it was closed as off-topic in Stack Overflow. Online systems, such as ALEKS, Cengage's WebAssign, and even Khan Academy ...
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Online quiz with slightly different questions for each student

I am looking for an online quiz that can generate multiple versions of a multiple choice question. What I want is: The same question can have a different text for each student Alternatives are ...
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Urn (containing colored balls) generator?

I am looking for a nice app that would enable me to create "automatically" nice urns filled with balls of two different colors, following the illustration below (actual colors do not matter, being ...
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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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Would it be a good idea to provide students with Khan Academy links?

I teach a Grade 11 Functions class, but this relates to basically all grade levels. Khan Academy (discussed in Is Khan academy really good?) is a resource often being used by students as extra help,...
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Marking PDF Files [closed]

I'm trying to find a program, or set of programs, that will allow easy markup of student assignments submitted as PDFs. I'd like to include more complicated math with this markup. I've tried pen ...
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Online Accredited Mathematics Course

I am not sure this is the best or correct place to ask this question, but I thought I would give it a shot. I am currently deployed overseas (from the US) and prior to this I was attending a ...
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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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Looking for online abstract algebra courses making use of computer algebra systems

preferably areas of algebra of value and interest to computing practitioners. any level from introductory to (say) Grobner bases. preferably using open source computer algebra software. no preference ...
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Are there any tips for studying an MSc Pure Mathematics online?

Course background I am planning on studying MSc Mathematics through the UK's Open University (distance learning). The course comprises of pure mathematics (number theory, complex analysis, coding ...
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Chat software for "online office hours"

I am planning to do "online office hours" for students in math courses (undergrad level). My motivation is: To give the students the possibility to ask questions remotely To give the students the ...
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Online course for Algebra II

I'm going into highschool. Thanks to an acceleration program at my district, I've already taken Algebra I and Geometry. I am very much a math and physics nerd (take a look at my activity over on MSE ...
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Problem with "Calculated Formula" question in blackboard online test

I received the error message "Question Syntax. There is an error in the syntax of this question. One or more variables may be invalid." when I tried to make the following question: Compute $\|\langle ...
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