# Teaching Mathematics in Colleges and Universities: Case Studies for Today’s Classroom: Graduate student edition

### About this Title

**Solomon Friedberg**, *Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA*

Publication: CBMS Issues in Mathematics Education

Publication Year
2001: Volume 10

ISBNs: 978-0-8218-2823-6 (print); 978-1-4704-1756-7 (online)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/cbmath/010

### Table of Contents

**Front/Back Matter**

**Articles**

**Fourteen case studies **

- Case 1. Changing sections
- Case 2. Emily’s test
- Case 3. Fundamental problems (Part I). Explaining the fundamental theorem of calculus
- Case 4. Making the grade: Grading student work
- Case 5. Making waves: Motivating Fourier series through physics
- Case 6. Order out of chaos: A precalculus class struggles with graphing calculators
- Case 7. Pairing up: Managing group work
- Case 8. The quicksand of problem four: A recitation section covering average velocity goes awry
- Case 9. Salad days: A struggling calculus student
- Case 10. Seeking points: A Student protests his exam grade, having used prior knowledge about the derivative to solve the examination question
- Case 11. Study habits: A TA seeks ways to get her class to work harder
- Case 12. Studying the exam: Constructing an effective, appropriate examination
- Case 13. There’s something about Ted (Part I): Moving to a large state university as an instructor
- Case 14. What were they thinking? Coping with poor exam results