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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 a series of 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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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 us 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
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
We share great advice to our students about time management and preparation, here we tweak that advice to help YOU prepare for the spring semester. Spring Clean in December. To prep for the new year and a new semester go through the accumulation of papers. Use the...read more
On November 9-12th the 43rd Annual Conference for the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges was held in San Diego, CA. The Conference theme was, “Have a Prime Time.” The mission of AMATYC is “To provide high quality professional development, to...read more
When we think about advising students we often focus on the obvious; what course comes next in the student’s sequence? However, there is more to successful advisement than sequence. Whether advice comes from a counselor or a faculty member, here are some other things...read more