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Developing knowledge and abilities as a teacher of mathematics

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Why do you need to distinguish between apparently identical objects in probability?

In the math class I taught today I was asked a question, and I was unable to give a good answer. The problem was as follows: A certain factory produces throat tablets. In each pack, there are from 48 ...
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What are the best places online where math educators can discuss their experience?

As a math teacher I often experiment new things (for instance non obvious ways to use technology in the classroom, or new ways to teach something), and I think it would be useful if I could share my ...
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Bloom's taxonomy [closed]

I am starting out as a teacher and I'm confused about the verbs that we use in Bloom's taxonomy. I was looking at a lot of websites that provide verbs for Bloom's level that describe the skill ...
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Core-Plus Mathematics: Similar Resources for grades 7-9

I'm looking for rich educational resources similar to core-plus mathematics, for grades 7, 8, and 9. Is there any such material?
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How can inquiry-based learning be used in a college classroom?

I am not an expert on inquiry-based learning, but it seems to be a useful teaching technique to use in smaller classrooms. Since many college math courses are quite huge, I was wondering how inquiry-...
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Benefits of Having the Same Professor Teach the Entire Calculus Sequence

Is there any research supporting the idea that a single professor should teach the entire calculus sequence as opposed to splitting the duty amongst multiple professors? What are the pros and cons of ...
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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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Advice for a starting teacher [closed]

If you were starting to teach now (as I am), what advice you wish you had gotten? Things as: hopes you wish you did/didn't have specific knowledge you wish you were more knowledgeable books/...
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Discovery-based and inquiry-based learning

In general, I think (and I am told by students) that I am good as a tutor. However, I would like to become more rigorously familiar with the discovery-based and inquiry-based learning applied to ...
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Becoming a better instructor: where to start?

I just finished a PhD in math at a top department, but not one that placed much emphasis on graduate student teaching. Grad students here teach only as TAs, and the training is minimal. I got great ...
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Valuable Classroom Experience

As a mathematics instructor, what is the most valuable (to you) thing that classroom experience taught you about mathematics education? To be specific, I'm looking for answers not about mathematics ...