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Brendan W. Sullivan
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76 votes
11 answers
12k views

Whence the "everything is linear" phenomenon, and what can we do about it?

44 votes
4 answers
2k views

Teaching undergraduates who expect a high-school-like learning environment

37 votes
5 answers
2k views

Are there any benefits to having an entire course's homework problems available from day one?

36 votes
9 answers
1k views

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

34 votes
5 answers
2k views

Inability to work with an arbitrary mathematical object

29 votes
4 answers
4k views

Students use WolframAlpha. Can we change calculus instruction to exploit it while discouraging 'cheating'?

20 votes
5 answers
637 views

Making standards for "showing work" explicitly clear to students

20 votes
10 answers
7k views

A parabolic arc is not semicircular. But students think so

19 votes
5 answers
394 views

Is required reading of the text effective, and how can it be assessed?

15 votes
1 answer
1k views

Students using l'Hôpital's Rule on the terms of a series, instead of the Limit Comparison Test

14 votes
2 answers
1k views

What are some activities/projects I can assign to calculus students from bio/chem/physics majors to specifically motivate their interest?

13 votes
4 answers
1k views

Using joke / song / film / pop culture to exhibit a new mathematical concept

13 votes
3 answers
765 views

Appropriate ways/sayings to discourage undergraduate students' overreliance on calculators

12 votes
4 answers
6k views

Grading homework problems on completion vs. correctness, and overall grading

11 votes
9 answers
638 views

Simple examples that violate group axioms

10 votes
5 answers
365 views

Drumming up interest in journal-problem-solving and competition prep

10 votes
4 answers
411 views

Placing incoming college freshmen: basic algebra, pre-calc, calc

8 votes
1 answer
370 views

Developing and fostering a Putnam group

7 votes
4 answers
1k views

How to standardize grading across several sections of a course?