The new Discovering Statistics and Data text offers 36 (and counting!) real data sets for free download. The companion website to the new Discovering Statistics and Data textbook, stat.hawkeslearning.com, supplies updated and relevant data sets, instructions on computational technologies, and access to data visualization tools and websites. These large data sets expose students to the kind of real-world data they will … Continue reading You focus on teaching. Let us provide the data.
2 Advantages of Homework Software Learning math requires the repetition of solving problems until the concept is learned. Consider two advantages of software over a traditional paper-and-pencil approach: Eliminate cheating by copying out of the back of the book. Software has the ability to provide students with their own unique homework assignments with algorithmically generated questions. … Continue reading Stop Cheating on Calculus Homework
Haunted by Homework? While October has been a month of spooky, scary Halloween fun, students won’t appreciate homework they’re afraid to attempt. To make sure homework doesn’t scare your students, consider these three factors: Practice that doesn’t spook students Why punish students for making mistakes on homework? If students fear failure, they may not even … Continue reading Halloween edition: Homework that students don’t fear!
How do you ensure your students don't get spooked by grammar? For many students, the rigidity of grammar instruction feels like a nightmare. Here are a few ways to make it less scary: Keep It Relevant. Many viral memes focus on hilarious grammatical errors. Compile a simple slideshow of them and discuss why grammar is … Continue reading 🎃4 ways to make grammar less scary🎃
The National Center for Education Statistics says today’s 17 million undergraduate students look a lot different than they have in the past. Almost 74% of undergrads are now considered “nontraditional,” meaning that they are financially independent from their parents, have a child or other dependent, are a single caregiver, lack a traditional high school diploma, … Continue reading The New “Typical” College Student
Time and time again, we hear from calculus professors across the country that one of the biggest issues in their classes is students remembering the building blocks of algebra. Here are a few suggestions to help ensure students have the basics mastered: Consider diagnostic testing. Identify students who have skill gaps, then provide them with supplemental … Continue reading Reducing Algebra as a Calculus Pain Point