PurpleVermont
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The compartmentalization drives me crazy. I'll have students who can use the distributive law perfectly when we're on the "distributive law" chapter in the book. But if I later give them a problem ...

For a "writing in the disciplines" course, which it sounds like this is, think about what it means to be a writer in this discipline. For a writing in mathematics course, I'd expect writing of a ...

There are a number of resources I like out there. I tend to use a variety of different sites for different needs -- I don't think there is one that "does it all" but here are some of my favorites. ...

Here's an anecdote from being an undergraduate student working in a tutorial center. Students could come in and ask us questions about a fairly long list of standard introductory courses (we each ...

I've always thought we should teach students more statistics. Including "uses and abuses" thereof. Serious statistics does require calculus, of course, but I'd throw a non-calculus-based statistics ...

I think using actual small primes actually detracts from finding the solution. If you are thinking about finding a number that is not divisible by 2,3, or 5, it is easy to come up with one (11) ...

I definitely think you can get the intuitions behind probability to elementary age kids, and doing so might even be a way to introduce the important notions of equivalent fractions / related rates / ...

I would start by making them produce an amortization table for a compound interest loan "by hand" (in a spreadsheet program like Excel). You can have them do a standard amortization table, and then ...

I'm not sure if this is helpful, but the Art of Problem Solving Textbooks are written in a style similar to the one you seem to be proposing, and they are excellent. http://www.artofproblemsolving....

I'll reiterate the suggestion to play games with your daughter and give her games to play, rather than requiring her to do exercises. If your daughter has a limited amount of "screen time" (for ...

For Calculus, I suggest: http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Store/viewitem.php?item=calculus (which has an available solutions manual as well). Many of the problems in the book are collected contest ...