Resources to Teach Complex Numbers

This weekend after my presentation at the DACTM Fall Conference, someone asked me for a game about Complex Numbers.  This was intriguing to me since I'm going to be teaching Complex Numbers in my Algebra classes in about two weeks.  After a quick search of the Internet, here are a few of the resources that I have found: 1.  Complex Numbers Bingo  Although I am normally against Bingo in the classroom, this version actually seemed pretty challenging, and so I'm OK with it. 2.  Complex Hearts  I thought that this is a great game, but that's probably only because I…
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Thoughts on Student Attitudes about Mathematics

The last couple weeks in my Pre-algebra class have been especially frustrating for me. We have started working with negative fractions and the placement of the negative sign seems to be a major stumbling block for a few of the students in the class. I can only repeat myself so many times before we run out of time, I become frustrated, and I start to wonder if they even hear what I am saying.   I know that most of the students in the class want to do well and that the majority of them really want to know what's…
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Thoughts on Student Success

This is my first semester teaching as a full-time instructor.  And even though I have only been in my position a few months, I have already begun to push like mad for the initiatives that I want to implement that I believe are best for my students.  I have chosen to do to this because I really care about the success of my students and I want the very best for all of them.  I want my students to look back at their college experience and be satisfied because they know that their instructor invested time into doing what is best for…
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