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Brendan W. Sullivan
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61 votes

What female mathematician can I introduce to my High School students?

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

31 votes

How to teach logical implication?

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Impressive examples where a "proof by picture" goes wrong

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

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Historical tidbits to liven up calculus classes

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Impressive examples where a "proof by picture" goes wrong

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Good, simple examples of induction?

19 votes

Examples and applications of the pigeonhole principle

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What to do when students are not keeping their eyes on their own test?

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What are some good rules for handling student questions during exams?

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A game that is between Noughts and Crosses and Sprouts for complexity?

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"Correct the following mistake"-style questions?

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Using original texts while introducing new concepts in class

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

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What are some great books for exploring mathematics? (not kids' books and not textbooks)

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Presenting a solution with a stroke of genius

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Impressive examples where a "proof by picture" goes wrong

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Content for a 40-minute lecture on graph theory for high schoolers

10 votes

Writing up a proof that assumes what is to be proven?

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How to motivate equivalence classes

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Explanation of Counter-example?

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Patterns that unexpectedly fall apart at large $n$

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Do students confuse $\log_ab$ and $\log a^b$?

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Is there a simple real-world problem I can use to motivate a formula for $\displaystyle \sum_{i=1}^n i $?

8 votes

How can we help students learn to write about their mathematics?

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How do I adapt a MWF class into a TuTh class?

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Books/(auto)biographies/references on how mathematicians study/studied (as students)?

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What prerequisites would college students need for a course based primarily on Euclid's elements?

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Drawing vs Constructing