This assignment is given the week before an exam. As students study, they are to form precise questions about material they find to be confusing. These questions are then discussed in recitation.

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Much of this site is primarily about “learning to write” math; this page is about “writing to learn” math. In other words, students may improve their understanding of math by writing about it. The following resources describe or illustrate how writing about math can help students to learn math. Please feel free to contribute to this page. Particularly helpful would be a literature review, a structured, annotated bibliography, or a comprehensive bibliography (even if not current). Many of the resources below were found by undergraduate researcher Artur Araujo. Editor’s-choice resources J. Meier and T. Rishel, Writing in the Teaching &

Read more →Most of this site is about “learning to communicate” math; this page is about “communicating to learn” math. In other words, students can improve their understanding of math by communicating about it. The following resources describe or illustrate how giving presentations or talking about math can help students to learn math. There’s another page about writing to learn math. Many of these resources advocate group work. Information about teaching teamwork (including forming teams, teaching teamwork strategies, and grading teamwork) is available on the page about teaching informal communication. Many of the following resources were found by undergraduate researcher Noor Doukmak.

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