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Brian Rushton
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86 votes
19 answers
30k views

What is a good handwriting font for mathematics?

47 votes
12 answers
31k views

What should be included in a freshman 'Mathematics for computer programmers' course?

41 votes
6 answers
15k views

How can I estimate the length of an exam?

35 votes
11 answers
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Is there any proof of the fundamental theorem of algebra that can be introduced to undergraduates who have just completed Calc III?

33 votes
11 answers
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How can I teach my students the difference between a sequence and a series?

33 votes
12 answers
5k views

For calculus students, what should be the intuition or motivation behind series?

32 votes
10 answers
2k views

Should students be asked to use more than one notation for the derivative in an introductory calculus class?

29 votes
7 answers
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Why does high school teaching in the USA require a teaching certificate while college/university teaching does not?

29 votes
11 answers
5k views

When asked to by a religious university, how can an instructor make a mathematics course spiritually uplifting?

27 votes
16 answers
2k views

How to motivate equivalence classes

27 votes
4 answers
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How should LaTeX be taught to university students?

27 votes
3 answers
1k views

What do you do when you realize mid-lecture that your lesson plan is not working?

26 votes
6 answers
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How do you go about writing your own lecture notes for a new course?

26 votes
4 answers
7k views

How is teaching calculus in high school different from teaching calculus in college?

25 votes
6 answers
1k views

How can you explain to students that they should not use the same variable in an integrand and in the limits of integration simultaneously?

22 votes
1 answer
473 views

To what extent is math research in the United States subsidized by calculus teaching?

22 votes
11 answers
9k views

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

21 votes
3 answers
1k views

When did the American school system's progression of math classes take its current form?

20 votes
4 answers
7k views

What basic algebra skills and techniques are most important for calculus students to know?

19 votes
4 answers
645 views

What are the major obstacles to crowdsourcing a competitive, free calculus text?

19 votes
3 answers
1k views

What is an efficient way of drawing surfaces in multivariable calculus?

18 votes
4 answers
443 views

How can a research mathematician transition into a mathematics education researcher?

18 votes
3 answers
277 views

How can creativity be incorporated into elementary school mathematics?

18 votes
2 answers
908 views

What examples of groups should students in abstract algebra learn to test ideas on?

18 votes
4 answers
4k views

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

17 votes
8 answers
4k views

What to do when your students are all getting A's

17 votes
3 answers
820 views

How to build a class based on Project Euler?

15 votes
2 answers
256 views

How can you determine the quality of your teaching, or someone else's?

14 votes
2 answers
351 views

Physics-based mathematical courses

14 votes
2 answers
510 views

Is there any research on the correlation between a professor's research ability and their ability to teach graduate level courses?