Student Success Activities

Student Success Activities

Often students come to a math class with preconceived notions about their own ability to perform or understand the material and subsequently they undermine their own success in the course.   To help students overcome internalized notions about math and their own...
Email Protocol Tips to Share with Students

Email Protocol Tips to Share with Students

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...

Faculty-Approved Student Web Resources

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...

Math Travel Sites Around the World

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...
The Notebook: a Student’s Best Friend

The Notebook: a Student’s Best Friend

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...

Top Five Math Career Tips

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...