Q&A for those involved in the field of teaching mathematics

81 What female mathematician can I introduce to my High School students? 2014-04-20T21:37:24.810

80 How to assign homework when answers are freely available or attainable online? 2014-03-13T21:02:34.937

72 Should I design my exams to have time-pressure or not? 2014-03-25T14:09:17.093

69 Unique candidate that fails 2014-09-06T01:54:15.003

68 What is a good handwriting font for mathematics? 2014-03-14T00:10:40.183

68 Impressive common misleading interpretations in statistics to make students aware of 2014-04-05T20:04:31.287

63 Issues with "equals", where does this come from and how do I combat it? 2015-04-27T03:12:02.390

59 Whence the "everything is linear" phenomenon, and what can we do about it? 2014-03-27T23:42:37.513

58 Why are induction proofs so challenging for students? 2015-11-18T16:32:07.347

55 What's a replacement for "married couples" in combinatorics problems? 2018-03-02T21:45:32.157

49 Encouraging class participation 2014-03-13T20:32:04.033

49 How do I motivate my students to go to office hours? 2014-04-14T15:50:47.430

47 Optimization problems that today's students might actually encounter? 2014-04-11T14:42:13.387

47 Student: Why not use a calculator? 2014-06-02T14:13:24.037

44 What should be included in a freshman 'Mathematics for computer programmers' course? 2014-04-16T18:04:15.643

44 How can we help students learn how to read their textbook? 2014-05-05T14:56:53.420

43 Should we say that fractions "are" or "represent" numbers? 2014-04-01T21:59:42.767

43 How to handle the situation where a student insists I am wrong during the class? 2014-04-15T07:20:31.553

42 Is it worth grading calculus homework? 2014-03-24T02:43:15.387

42 What do math majors (actually) do after graduation? 2016-04-10T17:18:25.473

39 How do blind people learn mathematics? 2014-06-07T12:14:32.153

37 How can I estimate the length of an exam? 2014-03-14T19:20:51.580

37 How is calculus helpful for biology majors? 2014-04-29T18:51:01.210

37 How to explain Monty Hall problem when they just don't get it 2014-06-15T03:18:43.563

37 What am I supposed to be learning with long proofs of the main theorems in class? 2015-12-06T21:15:42.483

37 How to respond to “solve this equation” in a basic algebra class 2017-04-07T16:17:26.113

35 How to convey the meaning of "mathematical maturity"? 2014-04-07T17:15:04.660

35 How to make Calculus II seem motivated, interesting, and useful? 2014-05-25T23:48:24.197

35 Imbuing a six year old with a sense of mathematical wonder 2015-12-09T12:05:43.037

34 Knowing mathematics does not translate to knowing to teach mathematics. Why? 2014-03-15T02:08:46.123

34 How to teach logical implication? 2014-03-17T08:22:51.313

34 A Lexicon of Math Mistakes 2014-04-13T16:12:45.083

34 Should we avoid indefinite integrals? 2014-05-18T12:14:16.060

34 Should I change my take-home exam policy because of one suspected cheater? 2017-07-27T02:40:02.737

33 Uninsulting way to say "this will eventually be easy" 2015-03-28T16:30:19.143

33 How to explain the flipping of division by a fraction? 2015-04-09T21:12:21.967

32 Formula sheets and books during tests and exams 2014-03-13T22:09:57.763

32 Reasons for (not) distinguishing $f$ from $f(x)$ 2014-03-21T09:38:43.560

32 Is there any proof of the fundamental theorem of algebra that can be introduced to undergraduates who have just completed Calc III? 2014-04-12T23:35:48.630

32 What to do when you get "the empty stare"? 2014-05-05T05:02:21.823

32 How to teach someone that $-3>-4$? 2014-05-30T09:46:23.113

32 Why are triangles so prevalent in high school geometry? 2015-01-04T16:11:13.670

32 Real-world examples of more "obscure" geometric figures 2015-03-04T17:39:35.863

32 Why do we teach complex numbers? 2016-09-24T13:51:37.250

32 Math topics that reward going beyond cookbook methods 2018-01-23T21:23:27.053

31 How to cure students from the idea that root and squaring are identity operators? 2014-03-30T10:23:15.327

31 Is it advisable to avoid teaching "multiplication as repeated addition"? 2014-06-19T02:00:27.870

30 Examples why university education is important for future high school teachers 2014-03-14T16:28:14.757

30 Epsilons and deltas in a first calculus course 2014-03-18T21:56:39.320

30 What does math education research know about difficulty vs. effectiveness? 2014-03-26T18:13:34.643