Stop Cheating on Calculus Homework

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

Halloween edition: Homework that students don’t fear!

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!

Reducing Algebra as a Calculus Pain Point

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

5 Ways to Get Students Interested in Statistics

Creating a universally engaging classroom environment can be challenging, but having the right tools that make lesson content relevant to students helps! Below are 5 ways to get your students more excited about statistics: 1. Interesting Data Finding data on topics students think are fun, like beers and breweries across the country, might pique interest. Use this … Continue reading 5 Ways to Get Students Interested in Statistics

Creating your corequisite course: Who should get involved?

Building a corequisite course takes time and effort. And when it comes to building a successful coreq course, it takes a village. Identifying leadership for the group decisions surrounding this kind of course is important, so who should become involved? Some ideas of groups and organizations include the following: Administration – Of course, you'll need the … Continue reading Creating your corequisite course: Who should get involved?