Department of Mathematics

Department of Mathematics

Instructor's Resource Page

Resources Written For Our Text Book

  • Mathematics in Action Prealgebra Text Publisher's Resources
  • Mathematics in Action Algebra I Text Publisher's Resources
  • Algebra Form and Function Instructor's manual, Student Solution Manual, and PowerPoint Presentations can be found in WileyPlus under Prepare & Present.
  • WMU Resources

  • Office of Faculty Development at Western Michigan University is dedicated to promoting excellence in teaching.
  • Teachers Helping Teachers -- The goal of this innovative site is:
    • To provide basic teaching tips to inexperienced teachers; ideas that can be immediately implemented into the classroom.
    • To provide new ideas in teaching methodologies for all teachers.
    • To provide a forum for experienced teachers to share their expertise and tips with colleagues around the world.
  • Other Teaching Resources

  • The University of Rochester's Department of Physics and Astronomy has a paper Notes and Suggestions for Teaching Assistants in Science and Engineering.
    Here are some selected highlights:
  • Yale Graduate Teaching Center -- Yale University's web page dedicated to improving the teaching skills of graduate students. Includes references to workshops, educational resources, and seminars.
  • Recommended books on teaching available at Western Michigan University's Education Library are :
    • Tools for Teaching, Barbara Gross Davis, Josse-Bass, 1993
    • Teaching Tips, W.J. McKeachie, 8th ed., D.C. Heath, 1986
  • Online Resources

  • http://archives.math.utk.edu/k12.html This is a collection of online resources.
  • Writing HTML is a tutorial for creating Web pages. The site was created to help teachers create learning resources that access information on the Internet.
  • The On-line Books Page -- A good place to look for a text or reference. Literally hundreds of books are on-line through this Carnegie Mellon service. Texts are frequently being added.
  • TA Electronic Discussion List -- an electronic discussion list for college and university TA's all over the world. Discuss issues of interest and concerns to graduate Teaching Assistants. This will begin the composition of an e-mail message which allows you to join the list. In the body of the message put: sub t-assist your first name your last name. Be sure the return address is the e-mail address you want your messages sent.
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    Developmental Mathematics Program

    Western Michigan University
    Kalamazoo MI 49008-5248 USA
    (269) 387-4117 | (269) 387-4530 Fax
    math-dev@wmich.edu