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Brian Rushton
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47 votes
12 answers
31k views

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

86 votes
19 answers
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What is a good handwriting font for mathematics?

41 votes
6 answers
15k views

How can I estimate the length of an exam?

12 votes
4 answers
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What should you do if you lose your student's exam?

22 votes
11 answers
9k views

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

33 votes
11 answers
8k views

How can I teach my students the difference between a sequence and a series?

20 votes
4 answers
7k views

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

26 votes
4 answers
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How is teaching calculus in high school different from teaching calculus in college?

11 votes
4 answers
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Why are university algebra courses often harder than the corresponding high school courses?

33 votes
12 answers
5k views

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

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

35 votes
11 answers
5k views

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

17 votes
8 answers
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What to do when your students are all getting A's

26 votes
6 answers
4k views

How do you go about writing your own lecture notes for a new course?

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

27 votes
4 answers
2k views

How should LaTeX be taught to university students?

32 votes
10 answers
2k views

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

27 votes
16 answers
2k views

How to motivate equivalence classes

9 votes
2 answers
2k views

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

9 votes
1 answer
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Which math classes should be included in an undergraduate computer science program?

29 votes
7 answers
1k views

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

8 votes
2 answers
1k views

Unit circle vs. ratios of right triangles vs. wave functions for introducing trig functions

19 votes
3 answers
1k views

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

27 votes
3 answers
1k views

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

21 votes
3 answers
1k views

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

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?

13 votes
5 answers
1k views

An application-heavy functional analysis textbook?

10 votes
5 answers
940 views

What is a fair way of constructing exams with tiered levels of difficulty?

18 votes
2 answers
913 views

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

12 votes
6 answers
883 views

Graphing functions from a finite field to itself