# Math

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**Student Resources**

Wolfram’s Math World

This is a very extensive math resource/encyclopedia covering Algebra, Calculus, Discrete Math, Statistics and more.

Virtual Math Lab (West Texas A&M University)

This site provides tutorials for beginning, intermediate and college algebra as well as practice for the GRE math and other math placement tests.

Virtual Lab in Statistics (Rice University)

Provides access to an online statistics book with links to other statistics resources on the web, simulations and video, Java applets that demonstrate various statistical concepts, examples of real data with analyses and interpretation, and some basic statistical analysis tools.

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**Faculty Resources **

Research has shown what most experienced mathematics teachers know: students can do well in a course and still exhibit surprising deficiencies in the understanding of concepts. The following items outline how a few universities have addressed this question.

Improving peer to peer learning and student engagement ( Saint Mary's College of California)

One professor outlines how he changed his classroom to increase engagement and focus on concepts rather than only on content. He includes examples of activities and videos of the class (The videos work better in Internet Explorer)

The “Good Questions” Strategy (Cornell University)

*“Good Questions”* is a pedagogical strategy that aims to raise the visibility of the key concepts and to promote a more active learning environment.

Can Good Questions and Peer Discussion Improve Calculus Instruction?

This article discusses the application of Mazur-style concept questioning and peer discussion into the calculus classroom. It discusses the use of clickers, but the focus is on good questioning.

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**Journals on the Teaching of Math in Higher Education **

Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications

The journal provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences which contribute to the improvement of mathematics teaching and learning for students from upper secondary/high school level through to university first degree level. A distinctive feature of the journal is its emphasis on the applications of mathematics and mathematical modeling within the context of mathematics education world-wide.

"*Teaching Statistics* is aimed at teachers of students aged up to 19 who use statistics in their work. The emphasis is on teaching the subject and addressing problems which arise in the classroom. The journal seeks to support not only specialist statistics teachers but also those in other disciplines, such as economics, biology and geography, who make widespread use of statistics in their teaching. *Teaching Statistics* seeks to inform, enlighten, stimulate, correct, entertain and encourage. Contributions should be light and readable. Formal mathematics should be kept to a minimum."

The Mathematics Educator

*TME* is a student-produced journal published semiannually by the Mathematics Education Student Association (MESA) in the Department of Mathematics Education at the University of Georgia. MESA is an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).