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The general and particular in the psychology of mathematics education

Many students I have spoken with who are drawn to becoming mathematics teachers chose their mathematics major because they enjoyed doing routine exercises in high school. The comfort of a definite and ...
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How to tactfully discourage casual, implicit disparagement of mathematics

I volunteer with a group that provides tutoring to kids from grades nine through twelve. The included kids have been determined to be 'at risk of not graduating high school'. Of course, many of the ...
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Research supporting “recipe-style” calculus in senior high school?

Anecdotally, I've heard it said that in (Australian) grades 11 and 12 calculus needs to be taught in a procedural way involving merely recipes for doing calculus, rather than teaching for ...
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Inspiration for Learning Math Pedagogy

I attended a really great university with excellent math professors, engaged and intelligent classmates, and great community. However, my education classes were horrendous to say the least. While I ...