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Comprehensive Assessment Test for Undergraduate Math Program

My department uses the Major Field Assessment Test in Math (I think we refer to it as the "MFT") and that is great for its purpose. However, I am currently teaching a capstone course where we spend ...
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How many contact-hours should I have with students? (Secondary Ed.)

I'm interested in discovering how many hours of contact math educators have with their students each week. I've done some research and gotten some averages by country, but I can't find enough data (...
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Environment for Applet development

I am interested in creating an applet to illustrate how polar graphs get formed. I was able to make some videos of what I envision using Interactive Physics. But they are not really interactive once ...
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How many problems do we have to do as undergraduate mathematicians in order to learn a subject? [duplicate]

I'm wondering how many problems are needed in order to learn a subject, let's say Calculus of Several Variables. We know that the professors often assign us a list of problems to solve as homework, ...
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Mathematics after Rube Goldberg (recommendation) - Question for orientation

There are many fields in mathematics, in which one wants to optimize a process, for example finding the shortest way in a graph etc. However I got curious and wondered, if there are also books or ...
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Which works better for learning 6 * 7 = 42: saying “six sevens are forty-two”, or “six times seven equals forty-two”?

When memorizing and recalling the times table, I learned to say "six sevens are forty-two", and always wondered what it would be like to learn to say "six times seven equals forty-two&...
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Is there a more telling name for “Calculus 2”?

I see a lot of places where "Calculus 1" is referred to as "Introduction to Calculus", or "Single-variable Calculus." "Calculus 3" is referred to as "Multiple-variable calculus." Is there an ...
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Could students learn a lot more from school if they're only taught number theory until way later?

According to https://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/science-says-were-sending-our-kids-to-school-much-too-early-and-that-can-hurt-th.html, when students get taught a concept when they're so young, they're ...
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Double Integral: Area or Volume? [closed]

When we study double integral many Calculus textbooks state that for a region $R$ in the plane $$\iint_R1\ dA= \text{area bounded by }R$$ But double integral actually give the volume of a solid. ...
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Is “Volume of Solids of Revolution” a part of Cal I or Cac II

I took Calc I in preparation for the CLEP. I did not learn about solids of revolution. Is this something that is normally part of Calc I and that most Calc II classes will expect that I can do already?...
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Applications of unreducible fractions in Basic School

An irreducible fraction (or fraction in lowest terms, simplest form or reduced fraction) is a fraction in which the numerator and denominator are integers that have no other common divisors than 1 (...
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Is it possible to have taken intro to proofs, calculus 3 and differential equations and still lack the ability to do proofs?

Ideal Undergraduate Sequence Main question: I looked above and what I'm interpreting out of it is that one should be able to do proofs after studying some intro to proofs class, calculus ...
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Probability AND/OR [closed]

I have always taught that, in case of two independent events P(1) and P(2), probability of P(1) AND P(2) = P(1) x P(2) and that probability of P(1) OR P(2) is P(1) + P(2). But consider this scenario: ...
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in what sense is the subject of finite group theory 'algebraic'?

[cross posted from mse] the class of all finite groups is not closed under produtcs - example: the product over all finite cyclic groups - thus it is not a variety of algebras, ie, it's not ...
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Matriculation exams like in Europe

I just looked at matriculation exams from Finland. They have both basic and advanced level exams. Most US high school seniors could not pass the basic exam. If each US state were to create its own ...
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Practical applications of integration by substitution where integrand is unknown

I posted this question on the Mathematics Stack Exchange a while ago, and got no responses, so I thought I would ask it here. I'm looking for any real-life applications of integration by substitution ...
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Would it make sense for math courses to be pass/fail?

I have a theory that if standardized grading were abolished for a pass/fail system, people would be more mathematically competent. Bear with me here. With graded homework, especially homeworks that ...
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Is there a difference in the content taught at each university?

Say you have college A, B and C that are each ranked in the top 100 in the US News or other similar rankings. Admissions (SAT scores, GPA, et cetera) standards, quantitatively, rank A>B>C as the ...
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Advice for Community College Interview Statistics Demonstration

In a few weeks i'll be interviewing at a community college in California for a tenured Mathematics position. They've asked me to present the following in only 12 minutes. I'd appreciate any ...
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Percentage nature [closed]

In mathematical expressions, the internationally recognized symbol % (percent) may be used with the SI to represent the number 0.01. Thus, it can be used to express the values of dimensionless ...
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Most effective classroom management plan [closed]

I'm looking for an effective classroom management plan for high school teachers. Mine is: Every student should have a notebook and a pen to take notes. Food, drinks, chewing gums and electronic ...
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When assigning a late penalty for assignments is that penalty subtracted from the total or does it reduce the score by that percentage

When assigning a late penalty for assignments, is that penalty subtracted from the total or does it reduce the student's score by that percentage. Ex: Assignment is worth 10 points and the late ...
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Need to learn recurrence relation discrete mathematics [closed]

Which is the best tutorial available online to learn the recurrence relation concept and its solution in discrete mathematics, in a systematic way?
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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 ...
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Multivariable limit problem [closed]

Im triying to explain this delta-epsilon problem, but I didnt find a way to attack effectively this rigorous demonstration I actually i tried a lot of inequalities (Cauchy-Schwarz etc), but nothing ...
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Good Combination for Self Study for a Mathematical Novice

Hi There I am new to Mathematics Educators so please bear with me if my question is not up to mark? I am interested in mathematics and have gotten comfortable with basic proofs with Daniel J Velleman'...
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Text book on real analysis for undergrad in statistics

May I get some recommendation on text book on real analysis for undergrad in statistics? Thank you.
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Way to learn mathematics [closed]

Good day. I am working in IT-related field, has a bachelor degree and intend to get graduate degree in Computer Science. Since it requires passing some math test I need to prepare for this exam. ...
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Algebra or Analysis [closed]

I am currently doing MS in Mathematics. As far as I know there are two approaches which anyone can take to do Mathematics- Analysis and Algebra. Choosing which area to work on seems difficult to me. ...
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What does “parity pattern” mean? [closed]

Five lattice points are chosen in the plane lattice. Prove that you can always choose two of these points such that the segment joining these points pass through another lattice point. (The lattice ...
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What notation do they use for mathematical expressions in Polish schools?

I thought of something like Polish notation all by myself and asked the question https://cs.stackexchange.com/questions/111067/could-we-define-the-decimal-notation-of-a-natural-number-as-a-series-of-...

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