Math Courses Creating Prepared Professionals

Math Courses Creating Prepared Professionals

For quite some time, college math courses have focused almost solely on the mathematical knowledge students would need for success in their chosen careers.  If we’re honest, students in non-STEM fields don’t really need much in the way of mathematical knowledge.  What...
Identifying At-risk Students

Identifying At-risk Students

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. ...
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...
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...