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Use this tag for questions about the teaching of mathematics as it applies to computer science, or mathematics concepts in the context of computer science. DO NOT use for questions about pure mathematics or deriving equations or such matters; those questions belong on Mathematics.SE (or graduate-level questions on MathOverflow). Instead,

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I mean...limits aren't too bad. You could always just explain limits too. Limits, intuitively, are a way to "approach" a number when you can't actually reach it because your expression would be und …
answered Aug 3 '18 by heather
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All of the below is meant to be thoughts/analogies/illustrations to help explain the difference (meant to be said to students) but in reality, this is all dependent on the level of your students. T …
answered Jul 1 '17 by heather
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A function in mathematics is a "mapping" between one set and another set (in the non-strict definition, I think it suffices for this discussion). For example, a function $f: X \rightarrow Y$ where $X …
answered Jul 1 '17 by heather
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Talk about step functions. This might get the point across that functions do not need to be continuous. (I think going into lambda calculus would just confuse your students here - there's no need.) A …
answered May 5 by heather
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based on math, but, whatever.) There's also a dash of something different. Yeah, teach mathematics, just like you teach a scientist mathematics, or a biologist physics, and also teach science, just like you teach a biologist chemistry, but also teach how it all comes together - computer science! …
answered Aug 5 '17 by heather
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I'm going to be working through a textbook on discrete mathematics that has a special focus on computer science. My only resources are the textbook (which, in its defense, has answers to the odd …
asked Jul 10 '17 by heather
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This might be an interesting way to do it, but here goes. Give your students a blank sheet of paper. Have them write out "3". Then have them write out $2^{10^{1000}}$. Most will probably stare at you …
answered Jul 1 '17 by heather