Title

How to Be a Good Teacher is an Undecidable Problem

Document Type

Article

Department

Mathematics (Pomona)

Publication Date

2011

Keywords

pedagogical techniques, college level mathematics

Abstract

In this article, I describe my attempts to use various pedagogical techniques to teach college level mathematics and the particular problems that I ran into with each. I explain how I reached the conclusion that there is no best pedagogical approach. Rather each person’s teaching methods should fit their personality, their mathematical preferences, and the needs and goals of their courses and their students.

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© 2011 Mathematical Association of America

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