Four Reasons You Should Use a Rubric

Recently, a student in an online class asked me “What is this rubric thing?”  Well, what purpose does a rubric serve?  As I tried to explain it to her–and realizing that the vocabulary was already getting in the way–I posited

Additional Thoughts on Exams

In a previous post, I detailed my process for actually grading mathematics exams.  Here are some additional thoughts that I’ve learned to build into my courses (before any exam), some commentary for after the exam, and then a few other

How to Grade a Math Exam

I have been an educator in higher ed now, in some form or fashion, for fifteen years.  One of the hardest parts of this job is still the grading, but it gets easier.  I’ve made this grueling process more efficient

MAA Southeastern Section Spring 2016 Meeting

Over the weekend of March 24th – 26th, I was at the MAA Southeastern Section Spring 2016 Meeting in Birmingham, AL at the beautiful University of Alabama at Birmingham campus. Project NExT-SE On the afternoon of 3/24 and the morning of 3/25, Project NExT-SE

Perl in MATLAB

When I updated a local MATLAB install to 2016a, I ran into the same problem with Math::Random.  In this post, I wrote about how I fixed MATLAB for use of a local Perl install. (I found it, again, when searching

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