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  1. So You Have to Teach Math?: Sound Advice for Grades 6-8 Teachers by Cheryl Rectanus, 2006-08-31
  2. So You Have to Teach Math? Sound Advice for K-6 Teachers by Marilyn Burns, Robyn Silbey, 2000-09-01
  3. Getting organized for math: expert advice on setting up a filing system that will give you a record of each student's progress.(activities: grades 3-5)(Column): An article from: Instructor (1990) by Marilyn Burns, 2005-09-01
  4. Spark Your Child's Success in Math and Science:Practical Advice for Parents by Jacqueline Barber, Nicole Parizeau, et all 2002-07
  5. Math Review For Standardized Tests (Cliffs Test Prep) by Jerry, Ph.D. Bobrow, 1985-08-28
  6. Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Math and Money (Career Ideas for Kids) by Diane Lindsey Reeves, Lindsey Clasen, 2007-05-30
  7. Teach Your Child Math: Making Math Fun for the Both of You by Arthur Benjamin, Michael Brant Shermer, et all 1996-11
  8. Bringing Math Home: A Parent's Guide to Elementary School Math: Games, Activities, Projects by Suzanne L. Churchman, 2006-05-31
  9. Math Power: How to Help Your Child Love Math, Even If You Don't by Patricia Clark Kenschaft, 1997-09
  10. Maths Made Easy (Carol Vorderman's Maths Made Easy) by Carol Vorderman, 1999-08-26
  11. Math and Dosage Calculations for Medical Careers with Student CD-ROM by Kathryn A. Booth, James Whaley, 2005-09-19
  12. Maths Made Easy (Carol Vorderman's Maths Made Easy) by Carol Vorderman, 1999-08-26
  13. Maths Made Easy (Carol Vorderman's Maths Made Easy) by Carol Vorderman, 1999-08-26
  14. Maths Made Easy (Carol Vorderman's Maths Made Easy) by Carol Vorderman, 1999-08-26

81. ParentsNest: Advice On Pregnancy And Tests For Potential And Pregnant Mothers
in that era still lag behind their peers and struggle with math, reading and to beaccurate, it is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice.

82. Advice For Students
Remember, this advice comes from my long experience doing math, so it ismore than just a guess at what works, so you may want to LISTEN UP.
From the desk of:
Gabriel Koch
Ph.D. Candidate
Teaching Assistant
Department of Mathematics
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
(As of Spring 2004)
Some Words of Advice
"One fact should surprise us, or rather would surprise us if we were not so used to it. How does it happen there are people who do not understand mathematics? Is there not something paradoxical in this? Here is a science which appeals only to the fundamental principles of logic, and yet, to think there are people who find it obscure, and actually are in the majority." To be found and continually revised below is an ever-growing list of advice for students that I will add to whenever the inspirations hit me, so as to both provide a handy resource for you (the present or future student of mine) and for me to remember and constantly (or at least once) remind you (my students) of. Remember, this advice comes from my long experience doing math, so it is more than just a guess at what works, so you may want to LISTEN UP.
  • If you are a student in MY math class (if you are not, skip now to item (2)), I suggest the following consideration: Math is more difficult for most people than other subjects. In view of this, math necessitates and deserves MORE effort put forth by the student than for other classes. Using the excuse that "math is hard, so there's no point in trying to get it perfect" is what I call "LAZINESS". Expecting me to be lenient in view of the difficulty of the material is a bad assumption; on the contrary, I will enforce a policy of "tough love" in order to make you work harder to gain the appropriate understanding of concepts and necessary performance skills involved. To be clear: I WILL NOT TOLERATE a lack of willingness or any laziness in my class. The tougher the material gets, the HARDER I expect you to work. (
  • 83. MATH 2374 -- TA Advice Page
    math 2374 TA advice Page (Fall 2003).
    MATH 2374 TA Advice Page (Fall 2003)
    Quick Links: Announcements Instructor List Office Hours Computer Help ... Main Course Page Announcements Check this space for announcements during the semester!
    • Review Sessions . On the first four Mondays of the semester there will be review sessions in the lecture rooms at the normal lecture time. These review sessions will cover vectors, dot products, and cylindrical and spherical coordinates for those people who haven't seen them before. (Or those people who would like a refresher.)
    Instructor List for Spring 2004 (including Office Hours) These are the instructors for the course this semester. If there's a link on his name, it will take you to his home page. The office hours listed here are in addition to those in the lab on Monday. Lecture name office phone email Office Hours Lecture 10 (9:00am) Duane Nykamp Vincent 202 MW 10:00-11:30 Lecture 20 (1:25pm) Ralf Schmidt Vincent 370 Section(s) name office phone email Office Hours Christopher Bemis Vincent 426

    84. Student Advice: Advice Home Page
    advice to Students Over the years, I have collected some information that I hopewill help students, particularly beginning math students, to improve their
    Student Advice
    Advice to Students:
    Over the years, I have collected some information that I hope will help students, particularly beginning math students, to improve their study and learning habits. An important part of what you learn at college is how to learn, so that you can carry that on for the rest of your life. Find out what works for you and what doesn't. These observations are centered around first-year calculus courses, so not everything may apply to you, but even more advanced students can benefit from some of them. As you develop your own learning habits, please think carefully about the following topics: The writing center has a list of time-management hints that you might find useful. Student Advice web pages
    Created: 29 Aug 2000
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    85. Student Advice: Email Hints
    and indentation. For example I can t figure out how to factor the equationx^3 2x^2 + 1 = 0 Can you give me any advice? Use spaces
    Student Advice
    Email hints:
    The hardest thing about sending mathematics via email is that mathematics involves lots of notation that is not available on the computer keyboard. We need to establish some conventions to make this easier to do. Here are some ideas that should help:
    • Use " " to represent superscripts, as in " x^2 " for " x squared", and " x^(1/2) " for "the square root of x ". Use parentheses to avoid confusion about what belongs in the power. E.g., " x^(2n)+1 " rather than " x^2n + 1 " since this could be read incorrectly as either " (x^2)n + 1 " or " x^(2n+1)
    • As an alternative to using the 1/2 power, you can use the function " sqrt " for square roots. E.g., sqrt(2)
    • Use " " to represent subscripts, as in " " for " x sub i ". Use parentheses as above to make more complicated subscripts clear.
    • Use spaces around low-precedence operators like addition, subtraction and equals, but not around multiplication and division, as in " " rather than "
    • Use parentheses to make the numerator and denominator clear when you write fractions using " ", as in "

    86. Read This: Great Jobs For Math Majors
    Some of the authors advice is music to a math teacher s ears, reflecting someof our longcherished beliefs about why mathematical training is important
    Read This!
    The MAA Online book review column
    Great Jobs For Math Majors
    by Stephen Lambert And Ruth J. DeCotis
    Reviewed by David R. Stone
    "If I major in math, what sort of job can I get?" An incongruous question, because it is most likely being asked by a student who almost certainly selected this major simply because he or she likes mathematics. Be that as it may, almost every teacher of mathematics has been faced with some variant of this question. This book is not a complete answer, but it would be helpful and valuable in every mathematical sciences department for the information and advice that it does provide. What this book is not: it is not a simple listing of job titles, job descriptions and salaries. In fact there are many other sources for that kind of information. Andy Sterrett's compilation of biographical descriptions, 101 Careers in Mathematics (MAA, 1996, see our review ), the leaflets "Careers in the Mathematical Sciences" and "More Careers in the Mathematical Sciences" (from MAA) and "Careers that Count" (from AWM) present many sketches of types of jobs and tasks which math majors do. In the same vein are She Does Math!

    87. Women In Math (WIM) At UMCP
    Women in mathematics; Women in Computer Science, Physics, or Engineering;advice for Graduate Students in math or Other Scientific Disciplines;
    Welcome to the Women in Mathematics (WIM) Home Page
    Women in Math (WIM) is an organization at the University of Maryland College Park (UMCP). WIM is dedicated to serving the needs of women mathematicians at UMCP. In order to fulfill that purpose, WIM members have organized a number of events. Two ongoing activities are monthly lunch get-togethers and biweekly graduate women talks . We also have an electronic newsletter for our members. This WWW page is WIM's latest endeavor. It is our goal that this page will include information or links to information in the following categories:
  • Scholarships, Conferences, etc. Women in Mathematics Women in Computer Science, Physics, or Engineering Advice for Graduate Students in Math or Other Scientific Disciplines ...
  • Pictures are now available from the 2nd Annual WIM picnic held in June! It was a great chance for students, faculty and staff from our department to talk over sub sandwiches and watermelon.
    I will always be on the lookout for new links to add. If you know of any, please let me know by sending e-mail to me at

    88. Advice To An Undergrad |
    advice to an undergrad. Michelle Thaller I could have used somegood advice about what to expect from college, and what to watch out for. to an undergrad.html
    posted December 06, 2001 -
    Advice to an undergrad
    PASADENA CA - As a staff scientist at The California Institute of Technology (CalTech), I'm pretty isolated from the undergraduates. Caltech has many more graduate students and post-doctoral research fellows than actual college students, and we often joke that it's difficult to spot an actual undergraduate student around campus (are they all in the library or the lab all the time?) But the other day I happened to attend a meeting across campus and ended up having lunch in the main dining hall, surrounded by chatty, active, lovely undergraduate students. It was great to be back in a real dining hall again. The conversations going on around me were just like I remembered from college: part gossip, part trying to impress each other with how deep and philosophical you are, part shared-anxiety and comfort seeking about the stresses of college life ("Did you hear about the quantum mechanics mid-term? I heard the class average was 35 percent. Someone got an 80 percent, though ..."). It was amazing how familiar it all seemed, but I guess it shouldn't surprise me. I went to Harvard for my undergraduate studies, and the atmosphere of any selective, competitive school is bound to be similar to any other one. Now, don't get me wrong, I had a wonderful time at Harvard, but recently I've found myself thinking about how I would do things a bit differently if I could go to college all over again. In many ways, I wasn't very well prepared, as a young Midwestern woman, for the atmosphere and challenges of a prestigious university. I could have used some good advice about what to expect from college, and what to watch out for.

    89. Realty Times - Real Estate News And Advice
    News advice Buyers advice Calculators Do The math ForRealty Consumers by Broderick Perkins There are few real estate

    90. Math Course Advice
    The Furman University. Mathematics Course. advice Form. This formhas been developed to help you determine which mathematics course
    The Furman University Mathematics Course Advice Form
    This form has been developed to help you determine which mathematics course is best suited or required for your intended major or degree program. If your major or degree program requires calculus, you will be given information about the Calculus Readiness Examination, which you may be required to take. Failure to take this examination when required will prevent you from enrolling in a calculus course.

    91. Math Course Advice
    Enter your score on the AB form of the Advanced Placement Test inCalculus. Does Not Apply 1 2 3 4 5. Enter your score on the BC
    Enter your score on the AB form of the Advanced Placement Test in Calculus. Does Not Apply Enter your score on the BC form of the Advanced Placement Test in Calculus. Does Not Apply Enter your AB sub-score from the BC form of the Advanced Placement Test in Calculus. Does Not Apply Which of the following descriptions best applies to you? You are certain that your major will either result in a Bachelor of Science degree or will be in Economics and Business Administration or Computing-Business. You are certain that your major will be in Elementary Education. You are certain that your major will be in something other than what is described in the above two options. You are not sure of either your intended major or degree program.

    92. 2 Why Study Math? - Undergrad Guide To Study Of Mathematics, U Of MT
    2 Why Study math? advice from Graduates of the UM math Department. Whatadvice would you give an undergraduate seeking a math degree? .
    Undergraduate Guide to the Study of Mathematics 2 Why Study Math? Advice from Graduates of the UM Math Department A survey was taken of students who received B.A. degrees in mathematics at UM. These graduates were asked: "What advice would you give an undergraduate seeking a math degree?" Here are some of their replies:
    • My advice would be to explore other fields in conjunction with math, as some of the most interesting and rewarding careers are cross-discipline. Get some job-related experience or find an internship program before you graduate, so you have some direction before graduation arrives. Don't be afraid to visit with faculty, TA's, etc. Get some experience teaching math, tutor ... Take lots of computer science as well. Classes in math theory are equally as important as classes in applications. There is more to mathematics than plugging numbers into formulas. To check your result from a formula you have to know the why’s. The why’s can give you an approximate answer, the formula the exact answer! Too many good mathematicians are poor communicators and, therefore, poor teachers.

    93. Graduate Program: Advice For Post-Undergraduate Students
    advice for PostUndergraduate Students. All of the basic mathematics courses thatare required, math 41001/41002 (Abstract Algebra), math 41021 (Matrix Theory

    Choosing an Advisor
    for Post Undergrads
    Applying for Financial Aid ... Home
    Advice for Post-Undergraduate Students
    Students who have not met most of our Admission Requirements should generally not waste their time and money applying to our graduate program, only to be rejected. Instead, we recommend that those students take the minimal required courses, and then apply when they have met all (or perhaps all but one) of the requirements. One way to meet these requirements is to apply to Kent State as a Post-undergraduate Student , take those courses (and possibly their prerequisite courses as well), and then apply for admission to the Master's program during the semester when the last courses are being taken. A Post-Undergraduate Application form can be obtained through the Office of Admissions. (Post-undergraduate students should also see Choosing an Advisor and Applying for Financial Aid All of the basic mathematics courses that are required, MATH 41001/41002 (Abstract Algebra) MATH 41021 (Matrix Theory) and MATH 42001/42002 (Mathematical Analysis) have the calculus sequence as a prerequisite. In order to satisfy the minimum requirements for admission to the program, these five courses might be attended over the course of three semesters as follows:

    94. Need Advice On Math Inside @tex ... @end Tex
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    96. Re: MATH 224 ADVICE!!!
    Log In, forums General Discussion current thread Re math 224 advice!!! Remath 224 advice!!! Subject Re math 224 advice!!! From Francis D. Johnson.

    97. G**k Math Is Not Hard.
    Good advice (none / 0) ( 14). by westgeof on Thu Dec 20th, 2001 at 073448 AMPST. That s the way hirings work at the company I work for. math and Physics
    Stories Diaries Polls Users
    Web Home About Topics Rejects ... Abortions Poll I am a g**k:
    No. Yes, and I resent a musician condescending to me about math skills. ... even though he has probably studied more math than I have. ... because I am superior to all musicians on principle. Yes; and I humbly acknowledge nathan's utter, utter superiority. Votes: g**k math is not hard.
    Author: nathan Topic: Diaries Posted: Dec 19, 2001
    I'm amazed at the numbers of g**ks who insist that they are geniuses because they're "good at math," or good scientists because they study "computer science."
    More diaries by nathan Bartok violin concerto religion has failed us. addition to previous diary (sorry) Why girls are better than boys ... do some atheists hate religion? Now, information technology is a legitimate field of science, although I would call it more a specialized branch of mathematics and management than a discipline of its own. Most people who study "computer science," however, absorb only shreds of the actual mathematical discipline. Most merely learn to program in a few trendy languages. Those objections aside, one must now turn to g**ks and math. Most engineers and computer scientists have a very shallow understanding of the field of mathematics in general. For instance, number theory is rarely a required subject - g**ks merely take arithmetic's functionality as an assumption! Engineers and CS'ers usually learn some calculus, analysis, linear algebra, and vector calc. Not many study ring theory, topology, or even advanced applied concepts like M-theory. They learn the workaday computational tools of a scientist, perhaps, which is fine for limited purposes; but g**k pretensions to really superior mathematical aptitude are best appreciated as informed by a very impoverished understanding of what sophisticated math really is. They're so impressed they can integrate functions that they don't realize that we're no longer in the XVIIIth century.

    98. Proofs
    advice by JH Silverman (Amer. math. Monthly, 1999) in a book review.What, roughly, are some of the metamathematical tools (as opposed
    Some Help on Reading Mathematics and Creating Proofs rev. 1/21/03 Math 109 is an introduction to proofs and some mathematical concepts. Some written sources of advice are
    • Comments on definitions (below).
    • Pages xviii-xix of my text Mathematical Methods in Artificial Intelligence on reading mathematics below
    • Why do we need proofs of obvious results (below)
    • A possible taxonomy of proofs (below)
    • Sections 0.3-0.4 of the Math 166 text: Introduction to the Theory of Computation by M. Sipser (excerpts below)
    • Advice on discovering proofs from a book review by Silverman ( below
    • Comments on negation (below)
    • Proof by induction ps pdf ) Appendix A of Foundations of Applied Combinatorics by E.A. Bender and S.G. Williamson. (There are many other sources.)
    • Mathematical Thinking: Problem Solving and Proofs by J.P. D'Angelo and D.B. West
    People are sometimes confused about what needs to be proved when "if" appears. Here are the three main cases:
    • "Theorem : If A then B. " means you must prove that whenever A is true, B is also true.
    • "Theorem

    99. A Nickel's Worth Of Free Advice: Math And Politics Interesting Article
    A Nickel s Worth of Free advice You get what you pay for. December 27,2001. math and politics Interesting article math and politics
    A Nickel's Worth of Free Advice
    You get what you pay for Main December 27, 2001 Math and politics Interesting article Math and politics
    Interesting article in Slate on the polarization of politics. Apparently, some math wizards have come up with a way to "map" the political spectrum in a mathematically precise way (using roll call votes). The data shows that the current congress is significantly polarized but what is interesting is that this seems to be the norm (the exceptions seem to be the 1950's and civil rights and period leading up to the Civil War).
    One interesting thing to note is the consistency of voting patterns. A politician's place on the spectrum accurately predicts votes more than 80% of the time. This is further proof of something opponents of campaign finance have been saying: money doesn't buy politicians. If a simple left-right spectrum can predict 80% of votes then clearly money is not the major factor in why a person votes a certain way on an issue (neither are constituents) or these votes would change as money flowed over a long career. This seems one more indication that politicians are not necessarily sleazy moneygrubbers who shift with the wind but rather people with set ideas about government (and human beings subject to group pressure and leadership). Unfortunately, it also likely means that politicians are not particularly open minded or likely to change. Posted by kevin
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    100. Math 221 Homework Advice
    math 221 Statistical Data Analysis Fall 1997. Homework advice. Alwayswrite well. Use full, complete, grammatically correct sentences.
    Math 221 Statistical Data Analysis Fall 1997
    Homework Advice
    • Always write well.
    • Use full, complete, grammatically correct sentences.
    • When dealing with real (or even hypothetical) data, always relate your comments to the context at hand.
    • Organize and label computer output well.
    • Refer to computer output from within the sentences and pargraphs that you write.
    • Do not hand in output that you do not refer to.
    • Make sure that all displays all labeled clearly.
    • Make sure that all axes are labeled clearly.
    • Give thorough descriptions. Pretend that you are writing to folks with no knowledge of the context.
    • Do not overlook the obvious feature of center/location.
    • Do not overlook variability.
    • Do not overlook the shape opf the distribution.
    • Comment specifically on outliers.
    • When drawing conclusions from inference procedures, relate your conclusions to the context.
    • Do not use a phrase like "the data provide strong evidence" without specifying what the data provide strong evidence of in the context of the study at hand.
    • Do not use a phrase like "reject the null hypothesis" without indicating what that hypothesis says in the context of the data being studied.

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