Creativity in Math?

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In an earlier post, I mentioned a on creativity killers. This post spurred me to examine my own teaching strategies...

What does the term marginal mean?

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In economics, the term marginal is used to indicate the change in some benefit or cost when an additional unit...

What is an average cost function?

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When a business produces goods or services, it incurs costs associated with the production of these goods and services. Some...

Real Points of Inflection

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Real world examples help students to see where the mathematics we teach them can be used. Let’s look at a...

Medical Insurance Project – Graph the Total Annual Cost

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In the last two posts, I described the first steps in modeling the total annual cost as a function of...

Average Rates of Change and Verizon

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Over the past few years, I have worked to keep the attention of my students in class (and online). This...

Introducing Piecewise Functions

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After weeks of linear functions, quadratic functions, and matrices, I needed an introductory example for piecewise functions. Examples like this...

How to Sustain Projects in College Algebra and Finite Mathematics (Part 3)

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The first two projects in the College Costs series focus on linear and quadratic models. In this post, we’ll look...

How to Sustain Projects in College Algebra and Finite Mathematics (Part 2)

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In the College Algebra course taught at Yavapai College, modeling data with different types of functions is a key focus....

How to Sustain Projects in College Algebra and Finite Mathematics (Part 1)

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Over the past several semesters, I have developed a series of student projects that I use in College Algebra and...

Most Common Misconceptions About CS: GO Skins Most People Think Are...

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is considered one of the most popular games in the world. You may ask, why? It is because the players cannot...