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Teaching algebra to visually impaired or blind students

I am currently writing an independent project investigating the teaching and learning of algebra for students with a visual impairment. I am struggling to find literature specifically about teaching ...
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Why do we teach complex numbers?

In algebra II, USA, we teach our students complex numbers. However, after algebra II, they never use complex numbers until pretty much complex analysis. The whole point of teaching them complex ...
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Category mistakes regarding symbols and their impact on math (mis) understanding. ( Object symbol/ sentence symbol confusion)

A friend of mine that teaches math has made many times the following experiment : drawing two circles on the blackboard representing two sets A and B such that A and B are disjoint writing on the ...
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As a TA, how to reduce imprecise notations/statements in students' exams

I'm not a course instructor, just a TA of the first quarter calculus course who lead discussion sections and grade exams. When grading the midterm, I found large number of students showed some ...
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Elementary physics course for pure math student

Are there any mathematical departments which present the course "elementary physics" for pure math undergraduate students, separately? Is there a way to present this course with the most pure ...
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Students strictly follow the steps and notations in sample problems without understanding them

It's just an observation, but I'll be highly appreciated if anyone with experience in teaching (or TA-ing) lower-division calculus can explain this phenomenon in detail. I'm one of a TAs who's ...
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Addressing fundamental math errors

I am looking for ways I can correct fundamental math mistakes. I am currently tutoring someone taking a course which is a cross between first year calculus and grade 12 functions. In high school he ...
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Topics in Mathematics for a 15 minute demonstration

I need to appear for an interview for the post of Assistant Professor in Mathematics in an undergraduate college. My Backgorund : I have studied topics like Algebra comprising of Group Theory,Ring ...
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What makes education in Finland so good?

This is a question more about education in general than math education but there is no general education Stack Exchange website so I decided to write this question here. If this question is more ...
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How to denote angle?

I'm teaching mathematics on my free time for young pupils. Once I have seen that they denote angles like $\angle ABC$. But sometimes I have difficulties to understand whether they mean an angle or its ...
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How to introduce Group Theory to a general audience in 15 minutes?

How to introduce Group Theory to a general audience in 15 minutes? I know that it will be quite tough to introduce Groups to a general audience in such a short time. So what will be a good way to ...