My department is interested in transitioning to a "mastery-based" precalculus class at the college level. The basic idea is that students would be allowed (somehow) to work at their own pace, and success in the class would be by demonstrating mastery of most of the material (80%?). Somehow. Does anyone have any experience with this sort of teaching, in any discipline? [more inside]
I'm interested in teaching high school students mathematics through a tutoring agency. I have the required experience in mathematics, but very little in teaching. This doesn't seem to be a massive problem for many tutoring agencies, but I want to know: do you have any specific tips/advice about teaching mathematics? And more broadly, any advice about applying for and going to work for a tutoring agency? [more inside]
The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side.
My younger brother has just finished tenth grade. His math teacher was a martinet. His math teacher next year might turn out to be one too. How can I help my brother cope with this kind of instructor? [more inside]
Teaching filter: What's the best book or online resource for a trainee maths high school teacher, you are aware of. [more inside]
How do I keep track of things I want to cover in the future in the course I'm teaching? [more inside]
Help me market myself as a secondary math teacher. I am one year out of college with Econ and Finance degrees, have minor classroom experience, and have had jobs irrelevant to education. [more inside]
Teaching a university course for the first time: any tips or suggestions? [more inside]
I need education tips: If you struggled with math, what helped you get through the abstract and repetitive parts?