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DBF0W3At 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.
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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Top Ten Summer School Tips

Summer school offers different set of challenges than during the regular school year; a condensed shorter time frame and perhaps more frequent meetings might be just two of these challenges. Whatever the format, we’ve pulled together ten tips to help make your summer...

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The “Jigsaw Technique” for Collaborative Learning

The “Jigsaw Technique” for Collaborative Learning

There are only so many times you can do Jeopardy and Bingo games to review topics. Plus, these games can be competitive, not collaborative. If you are looking for a way to review and foster collaboration, the jigsaw technique is a good one. The technique dates back to...

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Listen: Helping Students Thrive

Math professor and textbook author Sherri Messersmith joins the Double Shelix podcast to discuss how educators and schools can help students thrive - especially students who arrive in the classroom underprepared for success. Sherri's teaching philosophy incorporates...

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The Course After-action Report

After any sporting event, major project or implementation teams meet to discuss how the project went, the good and the bad.  It can be helpful to hold a course post mortem or after-action meeting with your teaching team, or just for yourself, to identify areas in...

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Students! How to Make the Most of a Tutoring Session

Students! How to Make the Most of a Tutoring Session

When students realize that time is getting short and they need to get their grade up, they often look to get tutoring. The problem is many students need tips on how to make the most of a tutoring sessions!   Here are some suggestions to share with your students to...

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Course Spotlight – Calculus

Unlike lower level math courses where creating real world problems can sometimes seem a bit artificial, Calculus lends itself to including mathematical models used in fields from economics to infectious disease.  With the wide variety of models available calculus...

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