Post Tagged with: "Mathematics"

Sharing Teaching-as-Research at a Discipline-Specific Conference

Daniel Bergman, Department of Mathematics In January 2020, I attended my first Joint Mathematics Meetings, the single biggest math conference in the world. The conference lasted five full days and took place in the spacious Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver. I was there to speak on joint work researching a new method for teaching introductory linear algebra. The Lead-Up My talk was scheduled for Friday afternoon and the conference […]

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Instructing Mathematics to Students With Wide Ranges in Prior Knowledge

David Clausen, Department of Mathematics When teaching introductory college math courses, one finds a wide variety of students. In a calculus class, you might have people majoring in mathematics who need a conceptual understanding of “why” as well as facility with computations. They might be sitting next to students in STEM fields for which it is a prerequisite who will be more focused on using the material solve problems from […]

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