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!

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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The Greatest Need: Teaching Innovations in College Algebra

The Greatest Need: Teaching Innovations in College Algebra

Failure rates in College Algebra courses are high across the country and present significant barriers to earning STEM degrees because mathematical sciences courses in the first two years of college function as pathways for many different science and engineering...

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Tips for Students with Math Avoidance

Whether is due to math anxiety, math hatred, math phobia, or just poor choices, many students put off their math until their last semester and then say, “I need to pass this class to graduate. Ironically, this makes the course even more high stakes and adds to the...

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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. ...

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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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