Category Archives: Teaching Math

Motivated Analysis Progress Report

My Motivated Analysis course is up to 13 16 videos and 4 5 handouts. Click on the black bar above for the home page. Feel free to comment here if you have responses, questions, or suggestions; of course you can comment … Continue reading

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Starting an extensive new video series/course

I’m planning to start a new video series, or really, an informal online course, entitled Motivated Analysis. The goal is to bridge the gap between applications-oriented courses in analysis (mostly differential equations) and theoretical courses, and to show how modern … Continue reading

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Adela’s math puzzle

Time to brag on my 7-year-old. Adela has been thinking up math problems for me each night. Tonight it was the following. Start with a number, say 2, and do all four operations on it: 2+2=4, 2*2 = 4, 2-2 … Continue reading

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Examples of posting online content

I’ve been putting a lot of content online, so I thought I’d share four examples, using different technologies for recording. Mostly I’m posting mini-lectures that the students watch as part of their homework, to free up more class time for … Continue reading

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More responses to “Math is not linear”

Picking up where I left off… Now looking at the “What Can I Do?” section. “Go on tangents”: I agree that occasional purely random tangents are fun and worthwhile. But on the whole I prefer being able to make meaningful … Continue reading

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A thought-provoking Prezi

At our math department meeting today we looked at Alison Blank’s Prezi Math is not Linear. I recommend it, it’s both a thoughtful comment on math curriculum and pedagogy and a good demonstration of the Prezi style of presentation. I … Continue reading

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Progress is good

The year has started well, but getting good discussions going is still hard. I find it so difficult to shut up and stay in the background. But yesterday one of my classes had a great discussion, and it was a … Continue reading

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