Use a Blog to Help Teach Your Math Class (Part 2)

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So you have created your first post and are thinking about how you might use a blog in your class....

Use a Blog to Help Teach Your Math Class (Part 1)

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Before I tell you about how you might use a blog in the classroom, let’s look at one of the...

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...

No Place Like Home – Is it Cheaper to Rent or...

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At some point in our lives, we begin to ask if it is time to rent or buy property. Whether you are moving to...

Talk Before the Hope Is Gone