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Failure rates in College Algebra courses are high across the country and present significant barriers to earning STEM degrees because mathematical sciences courses in the first two years of college function as pathways for many different science and engineering...read more
Whether is due to math anxiety, math hatred, math phobia, or just poor choices, many students put off their math until their last semester and then say, “I need to pass this class to graduate. Ironically, this makes the course even more high stakes and adds to the...read more
Student behavior tends to settle into a pattern after the first few weeks of classes. Around week three or four of the semester would be a good time to pull a report to identify students engaging in behavior that could impair their chance of success in the course. ...read more
In the rush to start the semester we often focus on the learning aspects of the course, getting students into the homework system, and making sure everyone has the correct book or calculator. But other aspects of the course are important for making sure we as...read more
We know that students like to use the internet for help with their homework and alternative explanations of course material. Since the internet is filled with good and bad mathematical explanations and examples, students don’t usually know where to go for the most...read more
Mathematical travel: Virtually! One of the beautiful and perhaps underappreciated aspects of mathematics is its appearance in subtle ways throughout our world. Most people are aware that the nautilus shell forms a logarithmic spiral and that the golden ratio...read more
We all know that if students are organized and keep a notebook it, can really help ease anxiety for quizzes and exams. Assigning a small part of your grade to a notebook can really help in this regard. We all know students rarely do optional work; so if you’re not...read more
Are you or someone you know thinking about a position outside of academia? Searching for a corporate position requires diligence and a bit of leg work. It is not always obvious how academic skills translate to the business world. On top of that most industries have...read more
Summer school offers different set of challenges than during the regular school year; a condensed shorter time frame and perhaps more frequent meetings might be just two of these challenges. Whatever the format, we’ve pulled together ten tips to help make your summer...read more
There are only so many times you can do Jeopardy and Bingo games to review topics. Plus, these games can be competitive, not collaborative. If you are looking for a way to review and foster collaboration, the jigsaw technique is a good one. The technique dates back to...read more