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Jim Belk
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What is a good handwriting font for mathematics?

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The best way to introduce trigonometric functions in a rigorous analysis course

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Optimization problems that today's students might actually encounter?

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How should normal subgroups be introduced?

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Good definition for introducing real numbers?

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How should LaTeX be taught to university students?

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Good examples of proof by contradiction?

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Are teaching about finding the missing member(s) of the sequences really appropriate?

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Are there disadvantages to teaching complex numbers as purely geometrical objects?

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What is a healthy and effective way for a math educator to evaluate his or her performance?

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Grading a limit problem

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The "rearranging" approach to teaching logarithms

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How do I motivate my students to go to office hours?

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What is fairly new theorem one can teach (and prove) to an undergraduate student?

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Do all high school students need the same 3-year sequence of math courses?

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How much memorization should be required in a first-semester calculus course?

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What interesting properties of the Fibonacci sequence can I share when introducing sequences?

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Surprising examples of Cavalieri's principle

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How does the workload of a high-school mathematics teacher compare to a university-level instructor?

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Teaching by Slides, Yes or No?

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How does a take-home exam differ from a homework assignment?

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What courses require multivariable analysis?

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Teaching a class you never took

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How does an advisor effectively motivate progress on an independent project?

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Teaching logic with a proof assistant

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What is the ideal course sequence for an advanced student of mathematics?

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What are some good mathematical applications to present in an abstract algebra course?

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Best textbooks to introduce measure theory and Lebesgue integration?

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Descriptive Thinking vs. Formal Writing

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How are exercises in vector geometry created?