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Student-friendly / efficient approach to computing Taylor coefficients of infinite binomial series expansions?

I’m working on a section of a course covering Taylor expansions, and have found that, although there is great notation for simplifying the formula for the coefficients of a general infinite binomial ...
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How was this maths educational video made?

I would like to make math videos in the manner of this YouTube video. The specific features which I like in this video are: the interactive freestyle drawing (see the beginning of the video) the way ...
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Middle / High School Math Teachers and LaTeX

All of the middle and high school math educators I´ve encountered choose not to use LaTeX in preparing their documents or presentations. I would assume that most of them had to use the program in the ...
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How can I introduce a speech about the Fibonacci sequence creativiely?

I am a high school senior student. Soon, I am giving a presentation about the Fibonacci sequence and I am searching for a creative way to start my speech. I was wondering whether someone in this ...
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Tricks to draw a typical triangle?

In order to explain Euler's notation of the triangle, it is desirable to use a triangle that does not look equilateral or rectangular or obtuse. There are well known ways to draw a parabola, but I ...
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Interesting math lesson on integers, Euclid's Elements, polyhedra, prime numbers, non-Euclidean geometry, arithmetic functions or graphs

I have to deliver a lecture for secondary school, about one of these topics: integers, Euclid's Elements, polyhedra, prime numbers, non-Euclidean geometry, arithmetic functions or graphs. It should ...
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How to effectively use colors on a whiteboard?

I will be teaching assistant for an analysis course next semester: I'll present the solutions of the exercices to the class. Syllabus is sequences and series of functions, Riemann and Lebesgue ...
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topics for an undergraduate Math seminar

What are some good topics for an undergraduate Math seminar? I am looking for topics which are: Approachable for at least second or third year students and beyond (The students have taken all of the ...
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What do you look for in a student presentation?

Context: I am teaching a course on plane geomtery at an mid-size state University in the USA for students who wish to be high school math teachers. They will have to make presentations once per week, ...
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Searching for prezi like software that supports LaTeX natively

I've been making some mathematical presentation in prezi, for example: Spectral Theorem (from proofs of the book). This is a prezi that I presented today, but it took me a hell lot of work, to get ...
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Explaining mathematics, giving talks, and using the blackboard as a support

Normally, I am comfortable when I have to explain a piece of mathematics to a group of people using pen and papers as supports. However, I find it quite difficult to give small talks and explanations ...
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The Use of Sound in Mathematics

I asked this question on Mathematics Stack Exchange first. It was well-received, but put on hold as off-topic. This site seems more appropriate. Here it is verbatim. I'm not sure that this question ...
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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 ...
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Teaching by powerpoint presentation

I am teaching calculus for undergraduate students in humanities departments. Will Powerpoint presentations be better than using marker and whiteboard? Will students learn more efficiently? I am ...
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Any support for mathematical “learning types?”

Back when I was an undergrad calculus TA, I participated in a general TA training class. We were taught to be mindful of different "learning types," such as visual learners, audio learners, and ...
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Showcase of Powerpoint / Keynote / Beamer Presentations

When designing slides for a class I am teaching, I like to derive inspiration from slides others have given before me. However, it is difficult to find concrete examples of such slides outside of a ...