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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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Real time interactive whiteboard for tutoring math

I have reposted this question on Software Recommendations. I'm looking for a web app for tutoring math remotely to high school and junior high kids that ideally has the following: Build in graphing. ...
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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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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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How shall we use online math forums such as math.SE in mathematics instruction?

What is the best way to use online mathematics forums, such as mathematics.stackexchange.com or Khan Academy, in mathematics instruction? I regularly encourage my undergraduate students to ...
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Is Khan academy really good?

At first glance, I thought Khan academy was a good site for teaching people math. After trying it out, I quickly found that the topics were very limited. So is Khan academy actually as good as I ...
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Teaching intuition for the universal property of the product (category theory)

In category theory, there's the idea of the product as an object satisfying a particular universal property. Can you suggest ways to make the concept of the product intuitive? (So far, my attempt ...
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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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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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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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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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More user-friendly alternatives to Piazza service

I am looking for a free online (Q & A) platform service for using in my math classes which permits the students to ask their questions, and supports Mathjax/Latex like on Mathoverflow/Math.SE/...
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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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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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Can a constructivist learning model be applied to online lower division math courses?

I'm using the word constructivist as it is used in this paper, not in the sense used in logic. The abstract should be sufficient to understand at least roughly what the model is. The important part, ...
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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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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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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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Distance Bachelor's degree in mathematics in Europe

I am looking to go back to school for a Mathematics degree (Bachelor). I want to do it for pure knowledge, and not a degree (but I do want to kill 2 birds with one stone) - many areas I'm interested ...
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Looking for a tool to create a digital multiplication quiz

I'm looking for some site or software which can help me create an easy, digital multiplication quiz for my students. Some things which need to be included: The student need to be able to type in the ...
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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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Online Resources to Explain Negative Numbers and Scientific Notation

I have to teach someone whose English isn't her native language (and her English skills aren't advanced) the concept of negative numbers + exponents, and how to read scientific / engineering numbers. ...
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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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Resource about notation for students

Others have already here pointed out that students can struggle with notation in mathematics. I can often think that the lack of proper notation gets in the way of solving a problem correctly. ...
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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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Is WebAssign ADA compliant?

I hope this is a good place to ask about this. My institution uses WebAssign for homework in many classes. A concern has come up about being compliant with ADA. From a page on the WebAssign site, it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Pen tablet recommendations? (Mac OS)

I have been tutoring using my iPad and I love it. Now that I'm moving away, my students have requested that I continue tutoring them online, and I'm not sure I can do so using my iPad anymore. I would ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I encourage learning to an underprivileged group [closed]

This question is not directly related to Mathematics.However, I am hoping to find some guidance from educators here. Some faculty members are required to perform service to the community. Providing ...
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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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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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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 ...