Beach_Winter_Red_LaptopLet’s face it – we’re all human and we like our information “just-in-time.”

At McGraw-Hill Math, we recognize that there’s a lot more going on in your lives than textbooks and technology, and we want to help! We’ve launched Math Advice for Teaching in Higher Education, for profs by profs (otherwise known as M.A.T.H. Tips).  The goal?  To share best practices and lessons learned at just the right time during the semester, so that things go smoother and you keep your sanity.
We’d also like to hear from you! Send us your favorite brief tips, videos, links, and resources that will inspire and be part of future issues. Explore our Index and let us know what resources you need!

The Odds of March Madness

Want to win a million dollars a year for life? Simple! Just fill out a perfect March Madness bracket. The odds of getting a perfect bracket are so astronomically high that last year billionaire Warren Buffet offered $1 million dollars a year for life to any Berkshire...

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Let’s Talk Jobs: Where’s the Growth?

Looking for a new approach when discussing career paths with students? Use this breakdown of the fastest-growing jobs in each U.S. state to guide your conversations! Sharing information on fast-growing job areas encourages students to think futuristically rather than...

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Easy as Pi

Easy as Pi

March 14th, affectionately known as "Pi Day" (with 3/14 representing 3.14), is the biggest unofficial math holiday on the calendar. Here are some fun classroom activities to get your students engaged with the amazing constant! Memorizing the Digits of Pi One of the...

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8 Essentials for Winter/Spring Success

The first few weeks of the semester are often a rush of learning names, student adds and drops, meetings, and general sett-up.  As things begin to settle down, here are a few simple tips to prepare for long-term success. Office Hours to Review Session - Rename a...

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5 Articles on Math Education and Pedagogy

Keeping on top of the expanding field of educational research could be a full-time job.  We can help you out! Here are five new articles on math education and changes in educational pedagogy that will take your teaching to the next level. On the link between curiosity...

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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...

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Taking the Plunge into Professional Development

Taking the Plunge into Professional Development

Professional development is one of those buzz words that floats around.  But how do we as educators find the time, money and right event or workshop to attend?   We start by identifying our goals. Do we want to network with others teaching similar courses for new...

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Tips to Deal with Midterm Mayhem

Right about now both students and instructors start to feel the mid-semester burn.  The energy of the beginning of term subsides and the weight of work and expectations begins to weigh on students. How can we help ourselves and our students reset? Try having at least...

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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...

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