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Resources for designing math degree programs

I'd like to know where I can find resources which are helpful when one has to design or improve grad and undergrad degree programs in pure and applied mathematics. In particular, I'm searching for up-...
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Sources of sample data for regressions

I'm looking for sample data to give algebra 2 students to teach about using Desmos to do regressions. Some example data sets folks at my school already have compiled are: Number of Lego pieces vs ...
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What are some "deep" questions to explore in elementary school math?

My first grader is very advanced in math. Rather than doing more and more math and making school math even more boring for him, I recently decided to start going "deeper" rather than "...
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Sourcing and verifying calculus applications

There are many questions on this site about specific (or not-so-specific) applications of calculus to the "real world". However, one issue I've noticed in using textbooks for this purpose ...
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Recommendations for secondary student interested in maths

As a student attending a grammar school in the UK ,I have been fortunate to have access to various opportunities to showcase my mathematical abilities. These include participating in maths challenges ...
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Resources for teaching decimal numbers

I am currently teaching special classes to students whose ages range from 11 to 15 and there is quite a wide spectrum in their levels of maths. The lessons are given in English and we do not have a ...
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Problem set recommendations for a student who has taken classes through Calc III, but has very weak fundamentals

I know an undergraduate who just finished calc III, and really struggled with it. However, it seems like a lot of the issues are coming from skills which should have been established during algebra, ...
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Help needed to find 7th & 8th grade completed math samples

I am trying to find samples of completed homework, class work and tests for 7th and 8th grade math in the US. I can find a million blank workbooks but not copies that students have completed with ...
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Ideas and resources helpful in evaluating students with diverse backgrounds

Context In the case of recently arrived refugee classes (e.g. Ukrainian classes during current times), a first challenge is to establish the individual level of the students in order to tune the ...
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Educators, what resources have you built to better serve your students?

What resources (Desmos, Geogebra, math3d, etc.) have you built to help your students better understand or visualize topics in mathematics?
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Multivariable Calculus Project Ideas

Next semester, I am going to teach a small section of advanced high school students a class of Multivariable Calculus (it's about 3-4 students that have completed AP Calculus BC). Multivariable ...
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Where can I find public repositories of past math exams?

I'm looking for public repositories/banks of past undergraduate math exams. No solutions necessary. I just want inspiration for writing my own exams and practice exams. It'd be nice to collect links ...
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Resources for mathematics for sustainability

I am looking for resources (books, websites, etc.) for mathematics relevant to or in the context of sustainability, broadly construed, at upper secondary or early undergraduate level - so not ...
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What is a good math "curriculum" for a mathematically precocious 4-year old?

I am parent to a 4-year-old son who is mathematically precocious. An example of what I mean (since I'm sure guys like Gauss were proving theorems at 4): He multiplies and divides small numbers easily,...
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Resource request: 3-4 page review of exponentials and logs

I'm teaching a physics class that has a year of calculus as a prerequisite, but as so often happens, many of my students have forgotten a lot of the much more basic math from earlier classes. In ...
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Is there any video lecture series on (UG level) graph theory (might not be specific on any books) but the video/content quality is like that of MIT?

Previously I had asked a question about something similar, but more constrained. But now I ask something more general. I just got hold of the Linear Algebra by Prof Gilbert of MIT and they are just ...
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Is there any video lecture series on Graph Theory which uses "Introduction to Graph Theory" by Douglas West? as the text

I am interested in learning graph theory, and from many resources I came to know that Douglas West's Introduction to Graph Theory is a good textbook. But since I am doing self-study, it is at times ...
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Pattern and Structure Mathematics Awareness Program (pasmap)

I am looking for a book or any resources related to this book. It is called Pattern and Structure Mathematics Awareness Program (there is a book one and book two). I have tried to order it but it is ...
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Mnemonics to correlate the definition of "asymmetric relation" and "antisymmetric relation" with the terms [closed]

The definitions from Kenneth Rosen textbook are as : A relation $R$ on a set $A$ such that for all $a,b ∈ A$ ,if $(a,b) ∈ R$ and $(b,a) ∈ R$,then $a=b$ is called antisymmetric. A relation $R$ on a ...
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Which resource(s) to use to learn the following syllabus of discrete structures?

(YES) - included; (NO) - explicitly excluded; as stated from the IOI syllabus(2019); 5.2 Discrete Structures (DS) DS1. Functions, relations, and sets (YES)Functions (surjections, injections, inverses, ...
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Resources for Unit Conversions

I am working with a college student who was placed into a pre-college level math class. She's in a unit that covers a lot of unit conversions (simple ones, like 5 km = ___ miles or 3 yards = ___ cm ). ...
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Good resources on matrix equations

I’m searching for an online resource, preferably free. I refer to equations such as $$A^3 -A+ I=0$$ Or even something like: $${A^t}^2+A^2=I$$ I know that normal factorization methods don’t work as ...
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What are the resources to learn prerequisite knowledge to latter High school and undergrad prep textbooks?

I use textbook study and am planning on studying Spivak's Calculus, Mathematics It's Content, Methods, and Meaning, How to Prove it by Velleman, etc. However, I'm worried I lack the prerequisite ...
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What are some resources for "ungrading" in a math class?

Most of the stuff I'm finding online about ungrading are either general descriptions of its virtues, or personal accounts from instructors from subjects other than math. Does anyone know any resources ...
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Fundamental Ideas in Mathematics

Andreas Vohns in his article Fundamental Ideas as a Guiding Category in Mathematics Education—Early Understandings, Developments in German- Speaking Countries and Relations to Subject Matter Didactics ...
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Resources for improving computational skills at the high school/university transition

Teaching first year undergraduates, I've noticed that what gives them the most trouble is simple computations like factoring, expanding, handling fractions, powers, especially when variables and other ...
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Data on textbook adoptions in universities (math/science)

Does anybody know if there is a website/database/... on textbooks adoption in the US or some other country? (math/science textbooks) It would be interesting to see which textbooks are (and have been) ...
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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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Prisoner's dilemma formulation for children

I am preparing an introductory course on Game Theory for children (between 10 and 17 years old). In the course description, I want to include a prisoner's dilemma in order to catch children's ...
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Best Way to Learn Trigonometry

What are the best resources to learn trigometry? I recently decided to pursue a BS in mathematics at uni. I used to fail all my math classes with D's or F's until I started teaching myself, and so far ...
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math norms for all kind of ruls [closed]

Want to ask if someone knows a official site where all kind of rules like $\infty-\infty$ or $\infty^0$ are classified. Ment an paper rule collector for that kind of definitions which has an certified ...
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Resources for teaching calc III

I was very unsatisfied with how I taught Calc III a couple years ago, and this summer I have to do it again. Are there any general resources for teaching this course? It seems like there should be, ...
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Source material to study number theory?

I don't know if this is the correct site to ask this question, but I felt it was off-topic on the Mathematics forum. I really like Number Theory and would like study some on my own. Which books should ...
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Resources for Teaching Logic to Primary School Children?

What are some books or other resources for teaching primary school children logic?
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Teacher resources on abacus for elementary school children

What are some teacher resources on teaching elementary school children (e.g., 2nd graders) how to calculate with an abacus? I did a search on WorldCat for related books, and surprisingly I was only ...
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Resource to supplement to Euclid's Elements

I am an instructor at a mid-sized American university, preparing to teach a two-quarter geometry course for junior and senior math majors. My plan is to use Hartshorne's "Geometry: Euclid and Beyond," ...
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Recommendation for an introductory operations research book

In the spring I'll be teaching introductory operations research at an undergraduate liberal arts college in the US. The target audience consists of applied math majors and students in our ...
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Is there a resource that formally develops the topics of elementary algebra?

Let's say you're a university lecturer who regularly teaches remedial and/or college algebra courses. A standard textbook for such a course usually starts out with a series of facts about real number ...
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Need scientific source to prove the difference between arithmetics/calculus and real mathematical skills

For research about cognitive information retention, I'm trying to find a scientific reference where they explain the difference between the capability to apply real mathematical skills (entailing ...
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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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Resources for undergraduate knot theory

I am going to teach a 400-level topics class on knot theory at an American, mid-sized, public university. Prerequisites include multivariable calculus, linear algebra, and a proof course, but no ...
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Solvability of Systems of Diophantine Equations using Modular Reasoning

I'll be teaching a U.S. college, freshman-level, pre-proofs discrete math course (for future teachers) this semester and one of the topics I like to cover is determining if a system of (usually linear)...
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Resources on interdisciplinary curricula

As I try to incorporate more history, science, language, computing, and art into my math class I keep finding the lessons to be very successful and my students always seem to enjoy them. While I know ...
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