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Because in real life, real questions rarely come with ready-made solutions to preview. Hence, the norm I've seen, in early undergraduate classes, of texts providing answers to every odd (or every even), numbered question, but not both. You can test your understanding against some odd questions (or even), and check the corresponding answer to see if you're ...


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Euclid’s Elements was used as a Geometry textbook in essentially the same way that Virgil’s Æneid was used as a Latin textbook. Neither contained exercises anything else pedagogical, and both were used in the same way, in about the same time period. Their heyday was in the days before schooling as we know it existed. They would be used between a student and ...


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To add to Namaste's answer above, two of the thing we're trying to teach in math is literacy and competency with the algorithms used to solve problems and the ability to solve problems for which you don't know the solution. The first is pretty well served by problems with solutions since you need to check your work. The second is the actual activity of doing ...


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Texbooks can be used for: Self-study. In this case they have a healthy dosage of theoretical material and a bunch of exercises, which have answers. Guided study, when the teacher explains theoretical material, shows how to solve exercises and then checks and grades homework and classwork. Some of these textbooks come in two flavors: for students and for ...


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As others have said, Euclid was often used as a reference book rather than what we now call a "textbook". Students were often required to memorize and reproduce the contents. For example, at Oxford, until the mid-19th century, students had to memorize two books of Euclid (to the letter) and were not asked to solve any original problems. Textbooks with ...


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I teach at community college. I often publish the homework problems at the beginning of the semester, listed by section. I have never had a student work ahead (that I know of). And I have had a few students who loved math, asked deep questions, and were interested in doing extra. I don't think that is likely to happen, except in very rare instances. One ...


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Edit (June 2019): I used this final project with minor tweaks again this year. You can find links to some of the output for Spring 2019 - both students' graphs and write-ups - here and here. I used a Desmos Make-A-Graph prompt for an Algebra 2 class' final project last year. The results were quite good; so, I expect to incorporate at least one similar ...


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See Syllabus for linear algebra using Axler's "Linear Algebra Done Right" for current/past courses being taught with the text as the primary text in a linear algebra class. In particular, see MIT's Open Courseware (OCW) model for Linear Algebra using Axler's text. You can download the course materials for the MIT course, to supplement your study of the ...


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For a history of how Geometry textbooks (and the way they were used) in the United States evolved from the mid-19th century into the 20th century, see: Herbst, P. (2002) Establishing a custom of proving in American school geometry: Evolution of the two-column proof in the early twentieth century. Educational Studies in Mathematics 49(3), 283-312. ...


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I think my system solves your problem Assign homework due by date $X_1$ and time $t_1$. The submission is accepted electronically until that date and time. The solutions to this homework are automatically released on date $X_1$ at time $t_1$. The students now have until date $X_2$ to correct their homework using the supplied solutions. I need to see ...


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My answer/suggestion is in the form of a question. I'm new here, so please forgive me if this is not with the zeitgeist: I'm curious whether anyone out there has ever tried a version of the following idea: have the students grade each other's homework, by hand and eye with a red pen, but penalize the grader if the work of the person he's grading does not ...


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