Math 8001: When Things Go Wrong
October 18, 2013
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When things go wrong.
Most of these situations do not have clear solutions. But it pays to think
about some of thes
Math 8001
February 24, 2012
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Any current issues in your own teaching?
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Wrapup From Last Time
Questions about last weeks slides?
Questions arising from the assignment?
(2/24/12)
Math 8001
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Wrapup From Last T
MATH 8001
February 17, 2012
MATH 8001
February 17, 2012
How to write and deliver a (ahem) lecture
How to write and deliver a lecture to a large class of precalculus or calculus students for the rst time
Well save discussion of managing a lecture course fo
MATH 8001
6 April 2012
Summer courses
Retrieve tests and submit syllabi at the end of the period.
Summer teaching applications due to Bonny by next Friday 13
April.
Kalers State of the University address, 1 March 2012
Id like to take a serious and rigorou
MATH 8001
13 April 2012
Dicult matters
Any issues arising in your current teaching?
(We have been discussing dicult matters all semester!)
Chapter 4. Dicult matters
Approach them with equal measures of policy and common sense.
4.1 Nonnative English speak
Math 8001: When Things Go Wrong
April 20, 2012
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The Missing Reading Assignment
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Any current issues in your own teaching?
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When Things Go Wrong
Today is your chance to ask two faculty mem
MATH 8001
14 September 2012
What is MATH 8001 and why are you here?
Notes about the syllabus

textbook (or lack thereof)
participation and grades
not a model for a lowerdivision syllabus
progression of topics
Probable homework assignments
1.
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3.
4.
5.
Math 8001: Teaching with Technology
April 27, 2012
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Outline
Webpages  Personal and CMS
Incorporating Technology into Class
Webwork (online homework system)
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Math 8001: Syllabi
March 2, 2012
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Today: Designing a Syllabus
Two components:
The practical details of writing a syllabus.
Designing a course.
(3/23/12)
Math 800
MATH 8001
21 September 2012
Guiding principles
Any issues arising in your current teaching?
Guiding principles
(in contrast to details on implementing those principles, to be
discussed in coming weeks)
1. There is no single best way to teach mathematics.
MATH 8001
28 September 2012
Writing exams and quizzes
Assignment due Friday 5 October:
Write a 20minute quiz covering current material from your current course, or (if you are not currently teaching) material of
your choice.
A E
We will make available a
Math 8001: Groupwork
March 2, 2012
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Why Groupwork?
Not everybody shares Krantzs view that lectures have been eective for
thousands of years.
Bligh, Whats the Use o
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February 10, 2012
Krantz, chapter 2, Practical matters
Any issues arising in your current teaching?
2.5 Homework
 anachronistic language, cultural stereotypes
 experiences with a policy of grading a proper subset of the
assigned problems?
 ot
MATH 8001
25 October 2013
Writing and delivering lectures
MATH 8001
25 October 2013
Writing and delivering lectures to a large class of precalculus or calculus students for the rst time
Well save these discussions for later:
 teaching a summer course (wh
Math 8001: Teaching with Technology
November 1, 2013
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Outline
Among many possibilities, well focus on:
Webpages  Personal or Course Management System (Moodle)
Techn
Math 8001: Syllabi
Novemeber 8, 2013
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Today: Designing a Syllabus
Two components:
The practical details of writing a syllabus.
Designing a course.
(3/23/12)
Math
MATH 8001
11 October 2013
Observing and Reecting on Teaching
Three mechanisms for feedback, coming up soon
 peer observation, in this seminar
 midsemester feedback from students
 faculty observation
The goals of the feedback process are:
 feedback, p
Math 8001: Groupwork
October 4, 2013
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Why Groupwork?
Not everybody shares the view that lectures have been eective for
thousands of years.
Bligh, Whats the Use of Lect
Gallian
2/28/06
8:03 PM
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The ability to do a PowerPoint presentation well is a valuable
skill that many students will find useful in connection with their
academic work and employment.
Advice on Giving a Good
PowerPoint Presentation
Joseph A. Galli
MATH 8001
20 September 2013
Guiding principles
Any issues arising in your current teaching?
Guiding principles
(in contrast to details on implementing those principles, to be
discussed in coming weeks)
1. There is no single best way to teach mathematics.
MATH 8001
27 September 2013
Writing exams and quizzes
Assignment due Friday 4 October:
Write a 20minute quiz covering current material from your current course.
AE
We will make available a L T X quiz template; put your name
on the quiz and indicate what
How to Give a Good Colloquium*
John E. McCarthy
Washington University in St. Louis
Most colloquia are bad. They are too technical, and aimed at too specialized an audience.
Consequently, most mathematicians skip colloquia in areas not in their general fie
MATH 8001
Questions for conversation
1. Generally, what do you hope to gain from your experience in
this seminar? Are there particular topics that should be added
to the syllabus?
Notes from article and questions for conversation
Boyle, Boice (1998). Syst
MATH 8001
March 9, 2012
Writing exams
Pick up lecture notes and submit group work exercises after class.
Assignment due Friday, March 23: Write a 50minute midterm
exam covering current material from your current course, or (if
you are not currently teac