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Mathematics (Pomona)

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education, teaching, nonmajors


Most MAA members teach mathematics at the college level, and many often teach courses intended for nonmajors. Indeed this is one of the main responsibilities of a mathematics department: offering service courses for client departments and general education courses for nonmajors. The three of us have been thinking about the question of how to teach nonmajors successfully for a while now. Finally we decided on a time-tested method of figuring things out: if you don't know what to do, ask the experts. We organized a panel titled "Effective Strategies for Teaching Classes for Nonmajors" for MAA MathFest 2012 and invited four panelists who we knew would have interesting and concrete things to say.


First appeared in MAA FOCUS, newsmagazine of the Mathematical Association of America.

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