Welcome to my newly-updated web home at matthematics.com .
I enjoy thinking, tweeting, and sometimes blogging about emerging issues in the teaching and learning of mathematics and quantitative literacy. Some of what you’ll find here includes:
Open Courses/Text Projects:
Continue reading “Welcome to Matt Salomone’s Mathematics Home”
Welcome to the homepage for MATH 301 Abstract Algebra I, taught on the main campus of Bridgewater State University in Fall 2018.
Primary materials for this course can be found in the online courseware at:
Mistrust the “must.”
That’s the word that characterizes so many aspects of the math major curriculum that it ought to be the subject of its own course. That course would probably be a required prerequisite of every other course in the program.
Every “must” in a curriculum erects barriers for students. Some of those ramparts are worth manning. Some are not. All of them restrain the flexibility of our programs and narrow the pipeline of potential talent in them. To get where TPSE envisions math programs are going, some of our “musts” will need to become “shoulds,” or even “coulds.” Continue reading “Gone TPSE-Turvy, Part 2: Sacred Cows”
This week’s New England meeting of the Transforming Postsecondary Education in Math group (TPSE Math) was fascinating – and the most fascinating part of all is the mere fact of this organization’s existence, its illustrious leadership, and its ambition. Continue reading “Gone TPSE-Turvy, Part 1”
The three-week #HumanMOOC, a course on “Humanizing Online Instruction,” is concluded.
I signed up and participated in the course because, while I haven’t taught a (fully) online course before, I’d like to do so someday and, meanwhile, I wanted to learn more about how to engage in good pedagogy online for the sake of my face-to-face and hybrid courses. I saw it as an opportunity to hear from experienced online educators and, indeed, scholars of online pedagogy, what works best in online teaching beyond telling students “here are my PowerPoint slides and a discussion board, now go to town and learn.” Continue reading “Reflections on #HumanMOOC”