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Pi day is just around the corner. This month we jump-start your Pi engines with some puzzles and ideas for celebrating Pi day. Since 2013 Nasa has issued a Pi Day Challenge of four questions based on actual problems that Jet Propulsion Laboratory Scientist have...read more
According to a Pew Research Study in 2015, 15% of American adults have used an online dating app, a 4% jump from 2013. Algorithms rule online dating apps, but can math predict love? Turns out it depends on who you ask. Mathematician Hannah Fry says math can help you...read more
Precalculus courses take a variety of different appearances depending on the institution. From two semester Algebra- Trigonometry sequences, to one semester all in one sequence, to one semester function courses. For some students precalculus will be a terminal course...read more
As part of Black History Month we highlight some great resources for information on past and present black mathematicians. The blog Mathematically Gifted and Black features a new mathematician each day for the month of February....read more
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