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Impressive common misleading interpretations in statistics to make students aware of

Statistics are used everywhere; politicians, companies, etc. argue with the help of statistics. Since calculations are needed for the interpretation of statistics, such things should be taught in mathematics in...

Asked on 11/22/2021 by Markus Klein

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Generating system of equations with unique solutions

I have a similar problem addressed in System of Equations Generator. What I need is an automatic way of generating a system of equations with unique solutions, but the...

Asked on 11/17/2021

2 answer

Ideas for explaining 4D and higher dimensions

I introduced the hypercube (to undergraduate students in the U.S.) in thecontext of generalizations of the Platonic solids, explained itsstructure, showed it rotating.I mentioned Alicia Stott,...

Asked on 09/06/2021

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Concrete way to teach addition and subtraction of fractions

I am teaching 4th-grade kids. The topic is Fraction. Basic understanding of a fraction as a part of the whole and as part of the collection is clear to the...

Asked on 09/06/2021

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What are some of the open problems that can be suitably introduced in a calculus course?

I feel it may be a good idea to introduce some related open problems in a calculus course. Surely I am not expecting my students to solve any one of...

Asked on 09/06/2021 by Zuriel

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The use of "$therefore$" and "$because$"

In schools, many students learn the usage of "$therefore$" and "$because$" in proofs. Such three-dot notation are popular in many high-school books and exams, but are almost never...

Asked on 09/06/2021

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When do college students learn rigorous proofs?

I teach in a regional university.In my department, students take their "proof course" (a course that sole focus on writing proofs) in the third or even fourth year.All...

Asked on 09/06/2021 by user13395

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Why is a translated exponential function considered an exponential function?

I am tutoring a student preparing to take Calculus 1 at a university. This student hasn't taken precalculus for a year, so I have been drilling him on definitions,...

Asked on 09/06/2021 by Eleven-Eleven

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Is there a literature database like MathSciNet for Mathematics Education?

Is there a literature database like MathSciNet for mathematics education?...

Asked on 09/06/2021

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How to deal with a talented 11-year-old pupil?

Imagine a child aged 11. They have just finished primary education and now moving into secondary education. This child has shown a great mathematical talent/disposition since a very young age....

Asked on 09/06/2021 by WelshGandalf

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