Chris H
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How to write variables on the board, which are supposed to be italicised?
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One letter probably causes more confusion than all the others put together: x, because of its similarity to $\times$ (multiplication as taught in schools). What I was taught in the UK (20 years ago) ...

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Is 'estimating' still considered a valuable skill?
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It's a skill that we have to encourage physics postgrads to practice and use. My physics degree included a course on estimation/approximate methods (the only time I've considered a spherical mammal ...

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Do you have an efficient way to view student responses to remote assignments allowing them to type math symbols and steps? (Middle + High school)
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Similar to another answer, but different enough to be worth answering in its own right: We're about to start marking undergrad (physics) exams as typed text plus handwritten equations and hand-drawn ...

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The Future of Worksheets - will they still be used or abandoned?
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My daughter is at a newly-built primary school in the UK, well-equipped with smartboards and the rest of the latest technology; they also use app-based and online tools for homework. However at this ...

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How to give my students a straightedge instead of a ruler
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Aluminium carpet joining strips are another hardware store option. They make nice straight edges for use with craft knives and would also serve well here. They're a better shape than cheap metal bar ...

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