MathGuy
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Addressing fundamental math errors
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It sounds like he is not prepared for a course in Calculus. I would encourage him to go back and retake College Algebra which reinforces factoring and canceling out terms. Sadly, it is going to be ...

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The Undergraduate Responsibility Gradient
7 votes

I think that your point here is spot on: "Qualitatively, colleagues have noticed that when faculty over-organize student work, students continue to expect this and don't take on adequate ...

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Calling on students by name (who do not volunteer) in math classes
5 votes

I have the opportunity to teach both high school students and undergraduate students in College Algebra and College Trigonometry. In my high school classes, I call on each student at least once per ...

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At what educational stage are angles greater than 180 introduced?
5 votes

Students are introduced to reflex angles in primary school in Colorado. However, they use them very little. I teach grades 7-12, and in the Common Core State Standards there are very few standards (...

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Dealing with Resisting Students
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3 votes

When I started teaching I had trouble with classroom management. It is natural, and you will get better as you get more experience. The number one thing you have to do is set your expectations. ...

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Using Substitution in place of the balance model
2 votes

Solving equations using the balance model is a necessary computational skill that students need for all levels of higher mathematics. I have the unique opportunity to teach all students in grades 7-...

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Frequent calculus error: replacing interior part of an expression with its limit
2 votes

Very good question. I find it helpful to point out common errors such as this. If you make a point to show them the common mistake, they are less likely to continue that mistake. It seems by your ...

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Course of action with 13 year old with weak sense of number and operations
1 votes

In my view, the worst thing you can do is go back and only focus on elementary topics. I've taught students grades 7-12 for the past several years, and many 7th graders come in not knowing their ...

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Phone app or webpage to link HS students to free math tutor?
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You certainly will not find a free one, but I worked for tutor.com. It is a good site to recommend to students. The tutors are verified and readily available whenever the student needs help. In my ...

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