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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 applicationsoriented courses in analysis (mostly differential equations) and theoretical courses, and to show how modern … Continue reading
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Tagged differential equations, online course, theoretical analysis, video series
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Adela’s math puzzle
Time to brag on my 7yearold. 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, 22 … Continue reading
Posted in Number recreation, Teaching Math
Tagged arithmetic operations, elementary school math, squares
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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 minilectures that the students watch as part of their homework, to free up more class time for … Continue reading
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Tagged document camera, online content, pencast, recording lecture, screencast, video, YouTube
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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 thoughtprovoking 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
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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