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What are the reasons for “math fear”?
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Certainly not a final answer. But to me, maybe the most important aspect is the behavior of the teacher. The way he or she understands mathematics and the beliefs that are hold affect the learning of ...

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Searching activities with "Find the error" strategy for learning maths
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As to question 1: I do have a german speaking background, so please excuse the source actually is in german: There is a really nice journal called Wurzel, the german word for "square root". In there, ...

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How do math professors select textbooks?
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One of my favorite mathematicians, when it comes to teaching, once wrote: Can one learn mathematics by reading it? I am inclined to say no. Reading has an edge over listening because reading is more ...

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Ten options for multiple choices questions
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There's a fair amount of research about this, mainly from psychology and medical education as well es test development research for high stakes tests. In practical development, I usually resort to ...

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What's the best technique to do math calculations in my head?
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For the calculation at the hand, the technique by Boba Fret is probably the way to go. In general, there are different techniques. A source that I like is the book by Arthur Benjamin and Mike Shermer ...

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Cognitive demands of a mathematical task
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Extending the answer from Nate Bade: Within ECD (Evidence Centered Design), there are quite a few possible models for 'cognitive demand'. Probably the widest use within LSA (large scale assessment) ...

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Teaching Calculus Less Formally
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i would add the FLCT (funny little calculus text) by robert ghrist. lovely done, focusing on ideas and concepts and still rigorous.

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Resources for mathematics for sustainability
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Before listing 'resources', let me start with some official documents (e.g. to clarify the difference of sustainable math and math for sustainability, see xkcd:Sustainable :-). The official UN Site ...

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Source material to study number theory?
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As a software engineer, the book "concrete mathematics" by Graham, Knuth and Patashnik is a must. Chapter 4 is on number theory.

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Material on tutoring university level math classes
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Talking about the old classics: I like the writings of Paul Halmos a lot. A list of his papers can be found at the history.mcs - Site. In particular the two papers: The problem of learning to teach ...

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Downloadable MCQs on Mathematics
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As no-one answered yet... This doesn't fit the subjects you ask for, as it covers single variable calculus; but I really like the project. Anyway: Cornell has a "good questions" project. It is ...

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Simple Number Theory Task
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I like your question a lot :) and got some new ideas from other answers. So I like to contribute some of mine in the hope they provide useful to others as well. I usually distinguish if problems are ...

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How to resolve the new definition of subtraction and division seen in college algebra?
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I'm very much with you concerning the problem. Striving for conceptual understanding and not merely exercising procedure following, I actually do bother with the question to justify why 6/2=3. But ...

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Project with transformation geometry
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Transformation geometry is a beautiful subject with a lot of possibilities for projects. It gives a dynamic view on geometry - as opposed to a static view, e.g. on the notion of congruence. It is - ...

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Where can I find realistic data for college-level elementary statistics problems?
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... since it's not yet listed: Gapminder is not only a beautiful tool for data visualization, it also allows to download the data.

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How to teach sum of fractions to students?
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I know I'm late to the discussion; but like to share a thought that I think complements the answers from above: The way G Tony Jacobs's answer suggests to progress seems to be common ground. In order ...

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Can anyone help give pointers of Mathematics Story Telling Animated Videos for Age Group 10 - 15?
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A guess animation and real life are opposite? On the real life side, Dan Mayer's collection of 3-Act Tasks provide many examples with video for the first act. You might need to look for the ones that ...

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What is a good book to learn all of prealgebra?
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Crosslink to a similar question on Mathexchange:preAlgebra-books Recommended there; and emphasized here: I like the book by Gelfand and Shen as a "plain math / no thrill" book: Gelfand, Shen ...

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Where can I find a good course on tensor calculus not focused on applications and physics?
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I would like to add a classic: Bishop, R. and Goldberg, S. (1980). Tensor Analysis on Manifolds. Dover Publications.

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What tools are available for creating visual aids?
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MS Excel is one way... eh... just for things like box plots and (non linear) regressions ... doesn't look nice - personal opinion. I guess the graphics you linked to are made using tinkerplots. But ...

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