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Brendan W. Sullivan
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37 votes
5 answers
2k views

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

76 votes
11 answers
12k views

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

36 votes
9 answers
1k views

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

44 votes
4 answers
3k views

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

34 votes
5 answers
2k views

Inability to work with an arbitrary mathematical object

19 votes
5 answers
396 views

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

10 votes
4 answers
420 views

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

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?

29 votes
4 answers
4k views

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

11 votes
9 answers
640 views

Simple examples that violate group axioms

10 votes
5 answers
366 views

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

20 votes
10 answers
7k views

A parabolic arc is not semicircular. But students think so

13 votes
3 answers
775 views

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

13 votes
4 answers
1k views

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

8 votes
1 answer
373 views

Developing and fostering a Putnam group

12 votes
4 answers
6k views

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

15 votes
1 answer
1k views

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

7 votes
4 answers
1k views

How to standardize grading across several sections of a course?

20 votes
5 answers
644 views

Making standards for "showing work" explicitly clear to students