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A system for students to fill in gaps throughout a math degree

I've noticed that some math majors seem to have arrived at their junior or senior years with some pretty severe gaps in their knowledge of the basics. Ideally, students would be constantly looking ...
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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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How much prior math should I review in teaching a graduate-level course?

I am scheduled to teach a graduate-level course in engineering whose basis is in the solution of ODE’s and PDE’s, and thus is about halfway between a math course and an engineering course. We ...
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When $-x$ is positive

This recent question reminded me of a question: this year several students expressed concern about the expression $\sqrt{-x}$, on the grounds that it must be undefined because $-x$ is a negative ...
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Effective Final Review

I'm currently teaching a small section of calculus (~35 students). As the semester comes to a close, I'm looking for an effective way to use one or two classes to help my students review for the final ...
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How do I get my middle schoolers warmed back up at the start of the year prior to giving a placement test

I'm going to be teaching small (< 10 students) but very mixed group of middle schoolers (US system, ages 11-13) who have had varying amounts of pre-algebra and algebra instruction thus far. I need ...