# Exploring Correlation Data on Popular Websites

Professor Nathan Kaplan uses popular websites and online data to generate discussion about the topic of correlation in his math gen ed, "Fat Chance." According to Kaplan, the purpose of the activity is to show students that correlations are everywhere, even in movie rentals, library cards, etc., and part of the era of big data is that companies will know lots of things about people even if they don't tell them.... Read more about Exploring Correlation Data on Popular Websites

Introduction/Background: In Emily Riehl's Topology I: Topological Spaces and the Fundamental Group, she uses a fun heads-up-seven-up style quiz to quickly engage students and test the level of confusion among the students. This activity not only helps students participate and actively take a part in their learning, but also assists the instructor in increasing the effectiveness of their lectures.

# Indexing Lectures

In this activity, lectures were indexed by topic and posted online so that students could re-watch segments on specific topics.... Read more about Indexing Lectures

# Interactive Group Math

Every aspect of Math 121 is highly interactive: Students spend most of class time working in groups on problems and they then present their work and discuss as a class.  Each student is responsible for some part of the in-class problems.... Read more about Interactive Group Math

# Probability Games

In Nathan Kaplan's general education course EMR 14, "Fat Chance," students play games to connect the probability concepts learned in lecture to some fun activities that the students are familiar with. On some broader level, the goal is to see that probability is at work in lots of situations outside of the somewhat artificial classroom setting.... Read more about Probability Games

# Section Presentations

In the 2008 offering of Math 154, Professor Paul Bamberg had small weekly sections where students prepared problems from the textbook in advance, which they presented for each other.... Read more about Section Presentations

# Students Explaining Math Problems

Alexander Isakov, a graduate student in physics, has his students explain in class how to do crucial steps of math problems for Math 21a.... Read more about Students Explaining Math Problems