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Educators, what resources have you built to better serve your students?

Riemann Sum visualization Fundamental Theorem of Calculus Explanation Error bound on integral for increasing function "Secant Circles" and "Tangent Circles" Some students of mine ...
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Software for randomizing multiple choice tests

If you use LaTeX to prepare your documents, there are many packages that automatically randomize the order of choices in multiple-choice questions. One recently updated package is esami. (This ...
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Software for validating answers from students

There are many such programs, but I highly recommend WeBWorK. The founders received the American Mathematical Society award for impact on teaching math in 2016, it is used at hundreds of institutions ...
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Is Khan academy really good?

In my view, Khan Academy should be used as one would (ideally) use a textbook: To provide students with an overview of the material and algorithmic drills so the teacher has more free time to discuss ...
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Pedagogical insights to be gleaned from AI attempts to ‘learn’ mathematics

In intro proof classes I often wish that I had a large collection of "bullshit student work" for my students to pick apart. ChatGPT is basically a bullshit generator, so it seems well ...
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Notebook software for exploring integral approximation with finite sums?

I do this kind of thing using SageMath every time I teach it. In this case, there are even pre-made interactive things for this. Here is one for the midpoint rule Here is one for various rules You ...
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Writing mathematics in real time for lectures using Latex

I believe Overleaf would be your best bet. I am currently taking a class right now where the lecturer writes up the contents of the lecture using overleaf and it's very feasible. Even though you don't ...
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Software for randomizing multiple choice tests

Pearson's TestGen is a crucial tool for my teaching for this reason and others. If you have an instructor account with Pearson, then the software download is free, and so are testbanks for almost all ...
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Computational Software for the whole curriculum and beyond

(Disclaimer: I founded CoCalc in 2013 and SageMath in 2004.) Does anyone have any advice/experience with implementing any of these, or some other option, across their whole mathematics curriculum? ...
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Should a math teacher know some computer algebra system "by heart"?

I think you only need to have this knowledge if you are teaching a unit or significant part of the course, using a CAS. This is probably a small minority of courses.* In that case, what makes sense ...
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Should a math teacher know some computer algebra system "by heart"?

Just one small thing to consider for you: If you like to do non-standardized exercises (i.e. the ones where the solution isn't available in a textbook), then a software can help a lot with that. The ...
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Looking for Venn Diagram Maker

Here's something I made in Desmos to this effect. While you cannot click the regions themselves to fill them, you can enable or disable the region by clicking the corresponding folder on the left ...
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Is Khan academy really good?

Khan Academy has been very helpful as a supplement to my instruction in the classroom, especially for developmental students in higher education. I agree it can be confusing for students at times, as ...
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Educators, what resources have you built to better serve your students?

Here are some physics-related ones... many not quite as polished as they could be. update: webvpython / glowscript (also supported on trinket.io) EMwave - EMwave on trinket.io - an interactive 3D ...
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Computational Software for the whole curriculum and beyond

I use Jupyter notebooks and depending on the class use Python or R. Feel free to checkout some of my calc stuff (http://calculus-notes.readthedocs.io/en/latest/). They're a a bit rough but I use the ...
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Math 3d animation software

The math videos creator 3blue1brown has a webpage and in the FAQ section he goes into detail about how we went about creating his videos. Here's his answer for the question "What do you use to animate ...
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Writing mathematics in real time for lectures using Latex

You might find jupyter notebooks useful, especially if you use either the Sympy or Sage computer algebra systems. These notebooks allow you to enter mathjax enabled markdown on the fly; which can also ...
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Do any tools exist that convert "pretty print" equations into "inline text" equations?

Here's an answer (but you might not like it*): Mathway. You can intuitively create expressions in their rendered chat box. Then highlight the expression and copy and paste into a regular text box. ...
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Poll software used for live quiz

Earlier in the video (at this point), Grant tells us that the poll is done through Itempool. You can create an account there and create something called a "live challenge".
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running the logo language online, in portuguese

I think Scratch might meet your needs well. It isn't formally Logo (although there is no formal Logo standard TBH), but it has the same turtle graphics capabilities. It's a far more visual language ...
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Software to make illustrations for exercises

Try using the Python library manim, as described here. 3Blue1Brown is an excellent online mathematics teacher and his videos are very clear! Try watching some of his videos! Python library manin - ...
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Software to make illustrations for exercises

I think this depends on your kind of math and physics problems, but GeoGebra and Inkscape can be used to create graphics that can be exported in vector and pixel formats. If you need a strictly ...
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What is a free and simple 3D plot software for students?

I made the following website with the aim of producing a Desmos-like experience in 3D for my multivariable calculus students. math3d.org You can use math3d.org to create simple surface plots or ...
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What is a free and simple 3D plot software for students?

Sounds like you want them to learn something, so I would recommend the following: Start students working with 3D plots in GeoGebra Set up CoCalc Introduce CoCalc to students having them create ...
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What is a free and simple 3D plot software for students?

My students and I have been using CalcPlot3D It supports most of the visualization you would want in a multivariable calculus course: 3D graphs, vector fields, contour maps, parameterized curves and ...
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Software to create video tutorial of mathematics topics

3blue1brown makes the best math videos in existence in my opinion, and he uses a Python library called manim.
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Middle / High School Math Teachers and LaTeX

When I taught high school, I used mathtype to type up all exams. There was a trial version and a discount for teachers. I learned about mathtype at an NCTM conference. At other times I used ...
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Middle / High School Math Teachers and LaTeX

I don't believe that most middle and high school math teachers have encountered LaTeX. Indeed, I don't believe that most undergraduate math students encounter it. I'm a college professor and my ...
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Using an iPad to write on pdf slides

I’ve been using GoodNotes 4 for six years now, and I’m pretty happy with it. Others I’ve heard about but do not have extensive experience with are Notability and Nebo. Notability has a audio recording ...
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Math 3d animation software

I have not personally made videos, although I have used Maple (not free) to create many visualizations and Inkscape (free) for some diagrams. I usually prefer to write mathematics by hand, but from ...
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