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MathAMATYC Educator February 2018
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MathAMATYC Educator

A refereed publication of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges

Editor: Johanna Debrecht, Northern Virginia CC

Assistant Editor: George Alexander, Madison Area Technical College

Production Manager: Anthony Piccolino, Northern Virginia CC

February 2018 Issue

Volume 9, Number 2

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This Issue’s Features

Fitting the Extreme Value Theorem into a Very Compact Article

Appendix: Proof of the Heine–Borel Theorem

William Cook, Katherine Mawhinney, and Michael Bossé, Appalachian State University


Formative Assessment and Active Learning: Tools for Nurturing Thinking Skills

Bukurie Gjoci, Massachusetts Maritime Academy


Metonymy and Metaphor: How Language Can Impact Understanding of Mathematical Concepts (Part I)

Michelle J. Zandieh and Jessica Knapp, Arizona State University, Polytechnic Campus


Perspectives on Math Anxiety from the Nontraditional Student on the Community-College Level

John R. Lelko, Pierce College Fort Steilacoom

James Hirstein, University of Montana

Cornelius McKenna, Kishwaukee College


Why Students Cannot Execute Their Own Global Plans

Kedar Nepal, Mercer University

Ramjee P. Sharma, University of North Georgia–Gainesville

Ram C. Kafle, Sam Houston State University


A Multiple Case Study of College-Contextualized Mathematics Curriculum

Hector Valenzuela, University of Maryland University College



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The Mathematics Affirmations: Establishing Classroom Practices to Address Student Concerns

Geillan Aly, University of Hartford, Hillyer College


A “Variation” on Variation of Parameters

Sam Pearsall, Los Angeles Pierce College


An Art Gallery Project in Statistics

Kostas D. Stroumbakis, Queensborough Community College, CUNY



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Sean Simpson, Westchester Community College, NY





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