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Questions tagged [student-motivation]

For questions concerning the motivation of students and helping them to motivate for their study in general.

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Providing interesting problems for all students in heterogeneous groups

Sometimes students from different programmes take the same course together. They may have a different background and/or different interests in the course. One example could be a basic mathematics ...
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Encouraging students to learn probability

Background: I’m not exactly a Math educator, but I’m currently a TA of an elementary algebra course aiming at students of age 14-15. I found that a lot of people have misconception about probability ...
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Math Anxiety get in the way of my Graduate School, I want to continue PhD

Probably it's just another advice-seeking CS student about math.. Well. I have math anxiety. Im a CS student, back then in undergrad I deal with code everyday, as long as my program work smoothly, i'm ...
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Project with transformation geometry

I am working on a unit plan dealing with tranformation geometry level secondary education. Students do enjoy creating those visual transformation but I am trying to figure out what could be a nice ...
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What is the point of using half range Fourier series for standard functions?

If we have a standard function, like $f(x) = x$ or $g(x) = x^2$, defined between $0$ and $\pi$, then why should we be interested in extending this function to give a Fourier series that resembles this ...
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Finding the correct mathmatics based on application as opposed to the other way around?

I just tried to pitch a Math Recommendations site, and it was shot down because it is too broad and that Stack Exchange sites operate on a separation of concerns principle; which makes sense to me but ...
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Designing a Good Question on Kinematics: Test and Develop

So I was asked in an interview to design two questions for UK Physics A Level students studying the suvat equations, that is, equations of motion with a constant acceleration. The first needs to '...
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Future in mathematics

My sibling is done with high school and has always scored A in Maths and am not in position to advise her on the future in line of her niche. She's not yet in university and she's in her vacation but ...