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# Category Archives: First Year

## Math-itude

This comment of Dan’s started my thinking (he’s good at that, isn’t he?). One of the most surprising, reoccurring events this year was my constant battle with my students’ attitudes toward math. Not so much that they dislike math– the … Continue reading

## Review Stations

I did something different for the “review” for the final exam today. Instead of giving the students a packet of problems, I created review stations. Eleven different pages were posted around the room. Each page was identified by a capital … Continue reading

## Proof Update

Things have gone much better the past two days with the trig proofs. Much much better. Yesterday, I asked for volunteers to put up the solutions. Not every problem was done correctly (most were though). Having the students explain their … Continue reading

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## “Teaching” Proofs

We recently began trig proofs. I love trig proofs. To me they are a joyful puzzle. My students don’t quite share my sentiments. /understatement Today I heard: “I don’t know where to begin“, “This takes too long“, or “Show me … Continue reading