Linear algebra course core topics

Last week I discussed what principles I am planning to apply to redesign my linear algebra course with best modern practices in mind. The next step is to decide what core topics to cover. But before deciding on the list…

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Modern linear algebra course design

Linear algebra has become the most important subject in college mathematics in the 21st century. Mastery of linear algebra concepts and techniques is essential for advanced study in computing, engineering, sciences, and statistics. Linear algebra also introduces students to abstraction…

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Linear algebra first

Now that I’ve decided to start converting my classes to the flipped classroom approach, the next question was which class to start with for the spring 2021 semester. This should be a course that is in high demand so that…

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Council on Undergraduate Research

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is an organization that supports and promotes undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry. It was founded in 1978, and it consists of institutional, individual, and affiliate members. One of the primary missions of CUR…

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A new hope

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the world forever. Even the ivory tower of academics was shaken. All of a sudden, many faculty members at research universities realized that high-quality teaching was part of their job responsibilities that was mostly taken for…

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