Santiago Canez
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What female mathematician can I introduce to my High School students?
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Sophie Germain and her work on Fermat's Last Theorem.

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Good, simple examples of induction?
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Two more examples. Proving that a $2^n \times 2^n$ chessboard with a single square missing can be covered using L-shaped (made out of three squares) pieces. Proving that a convex $n$-gon can be ...

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Why are we so careful in saying that dy/dx is not a fraction?
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A big issue I've seen is in understanding the multivariable chain rule. I've had many students over the years argue that $$\frac{\partial f}{\partial t} = \frac{\partial f}{\partial x}\frac{\partial x}...

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Is there a critical class size for student participation (students perspective)?
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Honestly, I have not seen a major difference in class participation in courses with as few as 10 students than in courses with as many as 100. To be clear, I'm referring to the tendency of students to ...

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