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Our Career Spotlight is a great way to engage your students with tips from current professionals on the relevance of Math in a variety of occupations. What is your current job/career? Director of Analytics and Innovation, Clinical Performance Analytics at...read more
Almost everyone has a memory of that one teacher that sparked something in them: an interest in math, a love of music, a create piece of poetry. How do these teachers get there? Practice and awareness. Edutopia has a great article on becoming a transformational...read more
With hundreds of students emailing you from multiple accounts, dealing with student emails can be an over whelming task. Help yourself and your students by setting email ground rules at the start of the semester. These rules can easily be added to your syllabus or...read more
Start of the semester reflection – Preempt the end of semester grade grubbing with a reflective lesson that challenges students to think about their behavior and what their goals are for the course. Julia Phelps from Valencia College used the video “I am worried...read more
The first day of class can set the tone for the entire term. Establishing rapport with your students, reviewing class rules, getting a feel for which students might be at risk, and setting goals are all important things that could be accomplished within the first...read more
On the first day of class I ask my students, “How many of you plan to be elementary school teachers?” They all have their hands raised. “Raise them high. Everyone with your hand raised is going to be a math teacher.” Then I continue, “Keep your hand raised if math is...read more
It’s that time of year again. Finals are approaching! Besides studying, there are some other important strategies students can use to increase their chance of success on these cumulative exams. Sharing these strategies with your students can help them not only in your...read more
Watch: Snuggle up with a cup of tea and watch these lighthearted mystery shows. Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries - a delightful, easy to watch show set in the 1920’s. Follow the adventurous Phryne Fisher as she elegantly helps the local, dashing, detective solve...read more
What is your current job/career? Technical Operations Manager at Sunnova Energy Corp. I am responsible for the the energy simulation and monitoring of over 43,000 residential solar systems. How do you use math or mathematical problem solving in your work? How does...read more
Winter break can be hard, we go from the chaos of the end of the semester right into the December Holidays and preparation for the spring. Here are a few suggestions to help refresh and relax. Give yourself a day free of “shoulds” - We all have a list of things we...read more