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2018
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awarded  Nice Question
2015
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comment How to handle the situation when you made a stupid mistake in front of the class?
Even worse, there is the case where no one catches it at all, and it hits you a day later, or someone mentions it in office hours. In this case I email the class that "There was a mistake in the last lecture, see if you can find it" and be prepared to discuss it at the beginning of next lecture."
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awarded  Popular Question
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comment How to assign grades to proofs: what do(es) the literature/experts suggest?
Could you summarize the most relevant parts of the document. SE discourages link only answers.
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2014
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comment Prerequisites of mathematical analysis
relevant other question. matheducators.stackexchange.com/questions/1302/…. I love Kenneth Ross's book as an introduction. It is meant to bridge the gap between elementary calculus and baby rudin.
Nov
11
accepted What are some good final project prompts for a calculus class (where they have to write a “paper”)?
Jul
27
comment How do I teach algebra?
Remarkably, when I was in middle school, I went half a year effectively solving these problems via the bisection method (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisection_method). The teacher at one point pulled me aside when I was getting answers like 9.97 when the actual answer was 10, and asked me if I was being a wise guy. The idea of subtracting a number from both sides is extremely foreign, so much so, that I effectively developed an algorithm from numerical analysis to avoid it!
Jul
15
comment Should multivariable calculus be a two- rather than one- semester course?
Note that for many schools on the quarter system it is taught in 2 quarters, just like calc one and two are. This problem appears to be unique to the semester system.
Jun
17
comment Tutor: How to deal with meddling parent?