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Henry Towsner
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89 votes

Why is learning mathematics compulsory?

71 votes

How to respond to “solve this equation” in a basic algebra class

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Why are percentages part of the curriculum?

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How rigorous should high school calculus be?

39 votes

Why are induction proofs so challenging for students?

36 votes

Should I be teaching point-slope formula to high school algebra students?

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Adding irrelevant humorous questions to a quiz exam

33 votes

Difference between high school and college calculus courses

26 votes

Don't these word problems seem designed to be confusing?

25 votes

Why don't textbooks foreground marginally generalized theorems?

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Why so many single-variable calculus textbooks? But still no equivalents to Visual Group Theory or Complex Analysis for other subjects?

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I'm worried that my struggles with calc 2 mean I won't be able to become a professor later

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Should students be given partial scores when they gave an incomplete proof by contradiction?

20 votes

Teaching indefinite integrals that require special-casing

19 votes

Rationale for not dividing both sides of an equation by $x$ (ex: $6x^2 = 12x$)

18 votes

Intergration by differentiating will get you $0$ marks - but how to explain why?

17 votes

The concept of infinity for a 5 year old

15 votes

Is the current education system as bad as most critics and famous pure mathematicians try to convey?

14 votes

It is good to have old exams (with solutions) published?

14 votes

The term "unique" for functions and operations

13 votes

How to explain what's wrong with this application of the chain rule?

13 votes

Enlighten younger students about the concept of "procedural justice" in mathematics?

13 votes

What holds your students back in Calculus?

12 votes

Mindless use of "antisimplifications" such as $1/x+1/y=(x+y)/xy$ and $1/\sqrt{2}=\sqrt{2}/2$

11 votes

Convincing a high schooler that $i$ is a number

11 votes

What are non-math majors supposed to get out of an undergraduate calculus class?

11 votes

Are there any negative consequences in applying operations/functions to a whole equality?

10 votes

Acceptability of creative questions in assessments

10 votes

Should tests given after the drop date be made less difficult in order to help the remaining students raise their grades?

10 votes

How to teach logical implication?