Will Schwartz
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Statistics Class Held in a Computer Lab
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I see you teach university level courses, however, I think that my experience in a high school classroom may offer some insight. I teach an introductory applied statistics class at my high school ...

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Unable to solve word problems, fluent in arithmetic
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One of my colleagues introduced me to a strategy called "3 Reads" which he details in his blog Misteristhisright. This strategy has two major features: You remove the question from the problem. The ...

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Emphasizing Statistics instead of Calculus
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The premise here is that we are limited by traditional curriculum of these courses. Continuous rates of change are essential to understanding the world. The machinery of calculus is not. Calculus, ...

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How to effectively teach pseudocode
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While I have never actually taught pseudocode, my experience as a math teacher and a computer science student might provide some insight. On the exam for an object oriented programming courses the ...

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Is there a case for ditching any of the paper tables in elementary statistics courses?
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The standard normal distribution is very important concept that is completely separate from the standard normal table. The standard normal allows us to compare unlike variables. A typical example is ...

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How Can I Motivate Geometric Constructions?
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I question whether engagement is what is preventing students from grasping construction. I would argue that constructions are very much like geometric proofs in that they rely heavily on abstraction ...

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