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Mathematical structures, reprise: testing times

We’re now a bit over halfway through the term in my second presentation of Mathematical Structures to the first-year undergraduates. They have sat the test, and I have finished marking it. Test papers brought, as usual, a crop of responses, … Continue reading

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Mathematical Structures, 6.5

I wasn’t planning to post about the course this week, since it is revision week. But there are a few things to report: we had the test (more about that later); and I got back the summary of the student … Continue reading

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How not to teach mathematics

When I wrote the last post I had no idea that this was about to arrive. Like many (most?) universities, we have bosses who want to introduce performance management. The consultation document which just came round says that performance on … Continue reading

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Student questionnaires

Student questionnaires have been an inescapable part of academic life for quite some time, probably longer in the USA than here. My first (temporary) teaching position was at the University of Michigan in 1973, and this is where I met … Continue reading

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